Frontier as a scalable XML repository (was Re: Is XML dead already or what?)

W. Eliot Kimber eliot at
Sat Jan 30 23:37:28 GMT 1999

At 12:52 PM 1/30/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote:

>In addition to these, workflow is highly desirable though not
>absolutely required.  Others may want to add criteria that I missed.

Dependency tracking. I normally work with the following types of dependencies:

1. Storage-object-to-storage-object (e.g., doc-to-doc)
2. Use-by-reference relationships (re-use)
3. Semantic-object-to-semantic-object (e.g, element-to-element)

Note that I'm assuming that the repository understands and maintains the
storage object organization of the data when it existed outside the
repository (external text ("parsed") entities excepted--they are evil and
should be expunged from human memory).

These requirements are more than a simple where-used requirement, although
the facilities you need to satisfy the general where-used requirement can
be used to satisfy these requirements.



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ISOGEN International Corp.
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