Part V: XML and Databases

until someone comes up with a language with simple SELECT-DELETE-UPDATE semantics, XML databases will be the OODBMSs of the new millenium. I remember being introduced to XML and thinking that the concepts behind relational databases were more complex than those behind the hierarchical structures that encompass XML, amazingly enough the W3C has proved me wrong by producing increasingly complex languages that supposedly deal with handling XML in databases yet have much less functionality than a simple language like SQL.

--Dare Obasanjo on the xml-dev mailing list

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