Relational Tables and structured documents

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Sun Mar 22 12:27:30 GMT 1998

At 22:37 21/03/98 -0500, Jonathan Robie wrote:
[... PeterMR...]
>This is rather analogous to the object-to-relational mapping problem. If
>you define schemas in XML and define a mapping onto the relational
>database, there is a solution. Or you can have someone define how the joins
>should be made to create the XML elements. There is not, of course, a

Thanks. This is indeed the solution I have been pursuing. My intention is
to control the joins through a set of declarations (in XML :-) - this means
that they can be reconfigured by different people/clients. I wondered if
there was already a standard 'language' for this or whether I just hack my
own and hope.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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