Comments Appreciated on Magazine Based on XML/XSL

Paul Prescod paul at
Sun Apr 11 09:36:41 BST 1999

Jonathan Borden wrote:
> Well, for example ODI's eXcelon is basically a DOM interface on an object
> db. 

That is not my impression. My impression is that Excelon is a persistent
cache for DOM trees built on an object database. If you have non-XML data
objects it is completely your responsibility to figure out how to build
XML or a DOM for those objects.

The Excelon architectural diagram shows Excelon acting as a front
end to a variety of data stores but my understanding is that the mapping
from arbitrary objects and tables to DOM objects is done by integrators
and programmers not automatically by Excelon.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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single malign influence, pessimists have tried to argue that the 
electronic revolution spells the end of the sort of literate culture 
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