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Re: XQuery question

From: Paul Vernon <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 23:57:25 +0100
Message-ID: <b9qb8t$3v5u$1@gazette.almaden.ibm.com>


"Bob Foster" <bobkfoster_at_attbi.com> wrote in message news:x5Uua.792033$L1.223854_at_sccrnsc02...
> "Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message
> news:b9g0u9$4sk0$1_at_gazette.almaden.ibm.com...
> > Can I just say that the best 'temporary vessels for relational data' are
> > relations.
> >
> > I.e. local, client side, mostly non-persistent relations in a client side
> > in-memory RDBMS.
> >...
> > Can I also say that the best way to logically transfer relational data
> from a
> > server to a client is as relations.
>
> Well, sure you can say that, but unless it's just your personal mantra
> perhaps you can explain what you mean? Most web applications today run
> through a browser that uses http and requires its information in text form.
> Browsers (at least IE 6) currently handle HTML and XML with SSL stylesheets
> and XSLT transforms. Anything else you send down that wire requires a
> special client application (not a browser) or a browser plugin. So which is
> it, are you going to replace browsers or try to be the Flash of relational
> database? ;-}

A relational browser? Sounds bang on the spot to me.

Regards
Paul Vernon
Business Intelligence, IBM Global Services Received on Mon May 12 2003 - 17:57:25 CDT

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