[xquery-talk] Re: The State of Native XML databases

Ilya Sterin sterini at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 13:57:26 PDT 2007

You can also do the same with xpath, right?  Scope a set of nodes.  I
guess what I'm getting at, is that if you have a schema that
represents your structure, why have another structure to represent a
concepts that's not relavant to schema?  I understand that it's a way
to organize your documents, but I think that's the issue.  We're not
looking at the schema/document = database schema, rather as a
collection of some xml snippets that are not necessarily unified.  Why
can't a document in the collection just become a node of a node
collection within a schema bound storage?


On 8/19/07, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
> > Why mix relational concepts, which is what a collection really is
> Eh? What's relational about the collection concept? A collection is simply a
> set of XML documents. If you want to search for a document then you have to
> have some way of scoping the set of documents that you want to search.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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