Re: XML design of Database

Subject: Re: XML design of Database
From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 20:09:14 +0200

Sydney wrote:
> Hi
> I want to know if a DB made in XML is:

I am not sure to understand what you mean by "made in XML" ;=)

> a) an object DB
> b) a relational DB
> c) an object relational DB
> I know this question is a little bit curious.

If you mean a database whose storage structure would map exactly a XML
tree, I think it could be considered as hierarchical (if you consider
you are storing trees) or object (if you consider you are storing DOM

You can also, store XML documents as BLOBS in a RDBMS.

Now, independently of the storage structure, XML can be used as a an
interface to retrieve information from any kind of storage (RDBMS,
OODBMS or anything else).

> Excuse me if this question is not related to all
> XSL-List thread(off-topic).
> Thanks
> Sydney

Hope this helps,

Eric van der Vlist       Dyomedea              

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