ANN: XML and Databases article

Ronald Bourret rbourret at
Sun Sep 12 10:40:03 BST 1999

Ken MacLeod wrote:

> What more are you expecting?  If we were to say that groves provide
> all the same functions you attribute to the XML world but without
> being tied to XML specifically, wouldn't that alone be worthwhile?

It wasn't a matter of expectations or whether groves are worthwhile -- they 
certainly seem to be.  I'm just curious what capabilities are available and 
if there's anything obvious I'm missing, in the sense that SAX might be 
obvious to someone who's worked with XML for a while, but not to a 

> Note that in many cases, the tools and specs for working with XML can
> easily be adapted to work with groves.

So my question still stands: which of these capabilities are there today? 
That is, which linking / querying / navigating / whatever specs have 
already been designed to work with groves and for which of these are there 
tools today?

-- Ron Bourret

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