Re: newby (very) question on XML DB theory

From: Eric Kaun <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 20:26:35 GMT
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"ccc31807" <> wrote in message
> Thanks much for these responses. The nature of the project has
> changed, but my assignment hasn't, and I've found several articles in
> SIGMOD that were very helpful.
> Some very smart people have told me that there can be no such thing as
> a native XML database, but when pressed, they acknowledge that XML is
> a superior way to mark up data. Because of the time factor, searches
> will be done using program modules, but I'm still to go ahead with the
> presentation.

What is the meaning of "mark up", and why would one want to do it? What is the difference between "marking up" and actually defining your data in some rigorous way? I assume you're talking about marking up TEXT, rather than data. Received on Tue Mar 30 2004 - 22:26:35 CEST

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