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Re: importing and accessing data - redux

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: importing and accessing data - redux


You haven't given us a lot to go on, particularly as to what programming skills you have or don't have.

In general terms you want to parse your tab-delimited documents so that you create XML documents that are well-formed.

Your resulting documents would be of this general form:
<Word>Text to first tab</Word>
<Definition>Text to second tab</Definition>
<Word>Text to third tab</Word>

You need to create the document element that I have called <WordAndDef> above to ensure that the XML you create is well-formed.

Assuming that you are able to create two XML documents which are well-formed, then you could use XSLT to query them. But you may not know enough about XSLT to know where to begin.

Does that make any sense?

Andrew Watt
    DARE: Andrew, why would you suggest using XSLT for querying instead just XPath? Especially since he  can store the documents in an XML aware DB.  
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