Re: newby (very) question on XML DB theory

From: Timothy J. Bruce <>
Date: 15 Apr 2004 11:47:46 -0700
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Mr. Carter:

You have been sent on a fool's errand. There is no such animal as an XMLDBMS. While it is true that anything which stores data could be called a database, and thus you may indeed have an XML database by virtue of having any XML file, data existing on its own in a vacuum is useless w/o a _formal_ theory and definition (hint: it consists of one sentence and three bullets). While there are RDBMS and SQLDBMS systems I have yet to see an XMLDBMS.

Maybe you should make one,
Timothy J. Bruce
</RANT> Received on Thu Apr 15 2004 - 20:47:46 CEST

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