Announcing xsdbXML -- comments requested

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Date: 20 Dec 2004 07:43:33 -0800
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Announcing xsdbXML

I would love to have a few of you theorists take a look at my new XML based distributed tabular data framwork xsdbXML ( More info below. Constructive criticism/comments welcome. Thanks!
-- Aaron Watters

The xsdbXML framework provides a
flexible and well defined infrastructure to allow tabular data to be published, retrieved, and combined over the Internet.

It's a little bit like the daughter of the Gadfly SQL engine in the buff,
on steroids. This is a major departure from the previous releases of xsdb.

Please read about it and download it from

Note that the download is over 90%
documentation and example data files --
the software itself is small.

The xsdb framework makes all of
the following assertions true.

Database queries over web distributed data: Databases may be broken up into multiple files or servers on multiple machines
and queried as a single resource.
Simple Publication:
Publishing a queriable collection of data (a context) can be as simple as
placing an XML document on a web server. Sophisticated Publication:
Large and complex databases may
also be published using server software
which provides indexing and other optimizations. Heterogeneity:
Published data collections may be built
using parts of remotely defined data collections. External Data:
A data context may make reference
to another arbitrary web object.
Open formats and definitions:
Databases may be constructed and
queried using standard formats and standard web protocols using any programming language in any computational environment.
Simple formats
The content of a database or query may be expressed in a manner which is easy
to parse and interpret (both for human readers and for computer programs). Data,
queries and query responses are represented using the same language of expressions.
Clear definition
The meaning of database entries and queries are defined using simple mathematical
-- Aaron Watters

  There ain't no sanity clause Received on Mon Dec 20 2004 - 16:43:33 CET

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