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Fwd: XMLSchema

From: Charles Campbell <campbelc@informix.com>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 23:17:39 -0700
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To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
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Here are the comments I received from Mike Stonebraker.  I have other 
within Informix looking at the document to see how they would affect the 
OR, Object Relational Model.

I Hope this is the correct list to submit these comments on.  Let me know 
if I need to do something else.



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>From: Mike Stonebraker <mike@informix.com>
>Subject: XMLSchema
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>I come from the following point of view.
>It must be possible to map XMLSchema into an OR Schema, so that a
>"shredder" will work.  In addition, it is highly desirable if the OR schema
>can be updated directly (and not through XML).  For example, one might want
>to directly enter purchase orders and then export them as XML objects,
>obeying XMLSchema.
>Hence, it is desirable if XMLSchema constraints can be mapped to OR
>structural constraints and not supported by an ingest function.
>In this regard, the following stuff seems problematic:
>1) minoccurs and maxoccurs  -- there is no corresponding SQL construct
>2) choice -- this is basically to support union types, and SQL doesn't have
>3) all -- allows items to appear in any order, and XML is order sensitive.
>Not clear that there is an easy way to support this....
>4) equivalence -- allows two types to be declared equivalent -- no
>corresponding construct in SQL.
>There are probably some more cases that are ugly -- these are just the ones
>that occured to me on a quick reading of the XMLSchema document.

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