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From Henning von Bargen <H.vonBar...@triestram-partner.de>
Subject AW: [vote] A native XML database project under Apache
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2001 07:48:48 GMT
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von:	Robert Stuart [SMTP:Robert.Stuart@NFER-NELSON.co.uk]
> Gesendet am:	Freitag, 19. Oktober 2001 09:45
> An:	'general@xml.apache.org'
> Betreff:	RE: [vote] A native XML database project under Apache
> 
> Any XML document, by definition, must be represented by a tree structure.
> This means that, for all valid XML documents have a clearly defined
> structure.
> 
> Tree structures map, very naturally, into relational databases (pun not
> intended). 
> For the rest of this note, any reference I make to a database (db), assume
I
> mean a relational database.

Sorry, I can't follow you.
Your are right that XML is a tree structure.
But how can a tree structure map naturally into relational databases?

>
> XML documents may (optional) have meta-data associated with them (DTD, or
...
> 
> Robert Stuart
> 

Henning

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