Topic Maps on SQL

Kacper Nowicki kacper at
Sun Nov 22 00:11:22 GMT 1998

>>I am reasonably sure that one can implement topic map 
>>functionality in a set of relational tables and SQL queries, 
>>and then, as with RDF, export a compliant SGML/XML instance 
>>of that information.  Do you know of any reason why this 
>>would not work?


>With both database models, however, you still have the column problem,
>though.  I doubt the above would be sufficient for real world document

There is this deep feeling in Object Database community, that XML and
dynamic content in general is task for us. XML structures are easily
repersented as objects with links/pointers to other objects and dynamic
collections of their nested objects, attributes, etc.


Kacper Nowicki                                           kacper at
Senior Consulting Engineer                               (415) 286 6614
Object Design, Inc.               

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