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From "Thomas B. Passin" <tpas...@mitretek.org>
Subject Re: Microsoft XML stuff
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2000 17:33:11 GMT

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus <Scott_Boag@lotus.com>
To: general@xml.apache.org <general@xml.apache.org>
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2000 7:20 AM
Subject: RE: Microsoft XML stuff


>
>> ditto for "data-friendly DOM" - does this mean a schema-centric DOM?
>> or designed for large datasets?
>
>No.  It means an API that is set up to be friendly for table-shaped
data,
>as in an export from ODBC rowsets, rather than irregular data as you
might
>find in a document.  At least 50% of XML used in business transactions
is
>likely to be table-shaped-regular, so this makes sense.  For the
database
>crowd.  Not sure of details.
>
RAX is just such an API - and simple, too.  Check it out here:

http://www.oreillynet.com/~rael/data/xml/rax/

Tom Passin


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