[XML-SIG] SQL -> XML ?
Steven R. Newcomb
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 10:06:32 -0600
> > 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.
Would you consider the grove paradigm a
"brute-force" method? It seems to me to answer
the impedance-mismatch problem, here. It also
seems to me much too elegant to be describable as
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