Database for storing heterogeneous "message" objects

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Mon Feb 7 19:24:58 CET 2000


Jason Stokes <jstok at bluedog.apana.org.au> wrote in message
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> I want to use a database to store sets of heterogeneous "message" objects,
> which currently cover email and news messages, but will be extended more
> generally to include messages in web-accessible archives and other
> "email-like" things.  Queries can be made on a message database based on
> their header properties.
>
> The Python standard relational database API doesn't quite fit this domain
> because the structure of such a database isn't quite tabular.

Sounds like you need to use XML rather?  Why bother with a relational
database?

Mario Marais






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