22 Jun 2002 jeffalo   » (Observer)

Still working on the SQL Binding docs, although I haven't touched them in the last two weeks. Trying to get an article accepted on applying dependency analysis in XML and "normalizing" the document structure.

Of course, this will raise the hairs on the back of the doc-heads, so I have to be careful that I'm talking about XML-formatted data records. I can't see why the rules for normalizing data records in XML would be any different than that for fixed-length data records or CSV records.

Maybe someone could clue me in to some fundamental difference, but it would be hard to convince me at this point. I've scrubbed too much bunged-up data in the past to believe that normalization isn't worthwhile.

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