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Re: newby (very) question on XML DB theory

From: Anthony W. Youngman <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 18:06:09 +0100
Message-ID: <GlxmilBBS+jAFwBF@thewolery.demon.co.uk>


In message <j%gfc.269$1b4.38_at_newssvr16.news.prodigy.com>, Eric Kaun <ekaun_at_yahoo.com> writes
>"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message
>news:c5jlof$j1d$1_at_news.netins.net...
>> I've "done" both and I'm thankful that with "XML data model" languages (no
>> need to correct me on that) on the horizon, there will be no need to take
>> the non-1NF data and translate it to 1NF for any purposes. I have a few
>> issues with various web services standards (so don't get me started) but I
>> sure appreciate that we don't have to 1NF the data anywhere in the
>> rocess. --dawn
>
>It seems a huge price to pay for avoiding 1NF... don't throw the baby out
>with the bathwater.
>

1NF is a huge price to pay for having normalised data ... if you've got any sense you'll throw the cuckoo out the nest :-)

Cheers,
Wol

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