Need help modeling a taxonomy in XML
Hi, I would appreciate help / direction / references in determining whether XML is appropiate, and how to go about designing / implementing a solution to the following problem. I am trying to represent a taxonomy using XML. The taxonomy is 5 levels deep and each level may have several thousand terms. Multiple views of the taxonomy will be available to the user - for example : View 1 View 2 ========= ========= L1-a L3-a +-L2-a +-L2-a +-L3-a | +-L1-a +-L2-b | +-L1-b +-L2-d View 1 above shows the prefered path to the term. View 2 shows a user selected term and it's parents. As the nodes are multi-axial the path to each of the root(s) are shown. The application also needs to be able to query the taxonony for terms. The solution is currently implemented using a relational database. How would one go about modeling this in XML and what tools are available to search / manage the taxonomy. When I initially looked at the problem it looked ideal for XML, however after having discovered that the nodes are multi-axial I'm not sure if XML or a relational database is the best solution. Any help would be useful. Thanks. - vi xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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