Relational Tables and structured documents

Jonathan Robie jonathan at
Mon Mar 23 12:21:46 GMT 1998

At 11:34 AM 3/22/98 -0600, Deke Smith wrote:
>Arijit Sengupta, asengupt at, has done some research in 
>expressing SQL queries in SGML. He has a rather complete SGML DTD for SQL:
I saw this in 1976, but I didn't grasp why it is useful to express an SQL
query in SGML, instead of just storing the SQL string. Can you give me some
scenarios that would clarify this?

jonathan at
Texcel Research

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