Beyond Tables: Dealing with the Convergence of Relational and XML Data: "Beyond Tables: Dealing with the Convergence of Relational and XML Data
Developers are under increasing pressure to work with heterogeneous information. The advent of XML provided a data representation suitable for both regular (database tables) and irregular content, and was a significant step forward, but representation alone is not enough. We need a powerful standardized method for querying that data as well. XQuery fulfills that need.
by Jonathan Bruce April 27, 2005"