[XML-SIG] SQL -> XML ?
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 21:22:41 -0700
> It would be very useful for me to create a document as a DOM tree, based on
> data that I can easily access with SQL statements. I'm wondering whether
> there are well-known design tips for converting table oriented data
> structures into tree structures, that would come in handy for this sort of
> task, in terms of efficiency and reusability?
There has been a good deal of discussion in the XML-DEV list about such
matters, and I haven't read any useful solutions to the basic impedance
mis-match between tabular and tree-based structure. Maybe as the DB
manufacturers rush to swallow XML whole, they'll come up with something
clever, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
I don't think there is much for it but the brute-force method.
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