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From Eric van der Vlist <...@dyomedea.com>
Subject Re: [vote] A native XML database project under Apache
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2001 07:16:41 GMT
Hi Stefano,

Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Hi,
> while the world of native XML databases is full of marketing hype and
> promises, it is evident (for all those who tried) that mapping general
> XML schemas to relational databases can be sometimes very painful and
> not very efficient.
> In fact, it is widely recognized from the database research community
> that while well structured can be easily and efficiently mapped to a
> relational database, less structured (often called semi-structured) data
> is much more difficult to map.

Just for fun and also to take a step backward and evaluate the changes 
and invariants in our perception of XML systems, I couldn't resist 
reading some old emails exchanged two years ago!


Enjoy :)

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