The XML world view

Kristoffer Høgsbro Rose. The XML world view. In Ethan V. Munson, Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, editors, Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, October 28-30, 2004. pages 34, ACM, 2004. [doi]


XML is unique in its very broad acceptance throughout both the document engineering and data processing community. This creates a unique opportunity for unifying the traditionally separate worlds and ask questions such as “What are the data relations in my document?” and “How can I read a textual version of my data?” all within the single framework provided by XML. In this talk I’ll speculate on how one could view the whole world as a single XML document from which both relational “table” and textual “report” queries are possible.