Re: WWW/Internet 2009: 2nd CFP until 21 September
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 16:44:00 +0000 (UTC)
>Walter Mitty wrote:
>>I have scanned the first few paragraphs of the article you cited. I admit
>>that I haven't read it all, or any of it carefully.
>>from the little I did read it seems clear to me that the originators of XML
>>THINK that they have come up with a view of data that covers all of the same
>>ground the the relational view of data covers. Or it's just possible that
>>they never heard of the relational view of data. But just because they
>>think that doesn't mean that you and I should think that.
>All the author claims is that relational and XML-based representations
>map to each other. This is true; such mapping can be done automatically.
>But that doesn't mean the representations are equivalent: some things
>are easier to do in one representation than in the other. I do think
>the author should have given more prominence to the role of schema,
>query and data manipulation languages.
Yikes. I meant the author of the *other* article,
-- ReinierReceived on Sat Aug 15 2009 - 18:44:00 CEST