Comments Appreciated on Magazine Based on XML/XSL

Jonathan Borden jborden at
Sat Apr 10 03:55:30 BST 1999

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> On the other hand, if you're implying that we just treat the database as
> one big DOM and transform the nodes we want out, then I have to ask, has
> anyone done that? Are there actually any databases out there that hide
> behind a DOM interface and present themselves as one big tree of nodes?
> I've done just that at the level of treating a web server as a great big
> node store and using XQL to dig out 'documents' - that's how the next
> release of the magazine will work -  but it would be really interesting
> if the DOM/DB integration has been developed further.

Well, for example ODI's eXcelon is basically a DOM interface on an object
db. When you say you are using XQL on top of a web server, do you mean that
the XQL engine is interfaced with the file system?

Jonathan Borden

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