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Subject: Database proposal
Greetings! A quick comment on the opening paragraph of the proposal, which reads: > Though documents conforming to this proposal will be single-file and > database-like, they may actually not contain any relational data, as > usually associated with the term database. Instead, such documents > will contain anything a user wants to create and store as front-end > for a database: Queries, Forms, Reports, plus information how to > connect to the actual data. > Following "they may actually not contain any relational data..." with "Instead, such documents will contain..." creates the impression that the documents will not contain the results of queries. I suspect the intent was to say that these documents are not "databases" nor files for "databases" but the wording seems to go beyond that. After all, the result of a query is "relational data" in the usual sense of the word. Suggest: Though documents conforming to this proposal will be single-file and database-like, they are not database files. Such documents will contain anything a user wants to create and store as front-end for a database: Queries, Forms, Reports, information how to connect to the actual data and the results of queries. Hope everyone is having a great day! Patrick -- Patrick Durusau Patrick@Durusau.net Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005 Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!