Hypertext Links and Relationships in XML Databases

Anne Brüggemann-Klein

Technische Universität München

Lorenz Singer

Technische Universität München

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Hypertext Links and Relationships in XML Databases

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2008
August 12 - 15, 2008


Hypertext links are, for semistructured data and narrative documents in XML databases, a fitting analogue to foreign-key references for structured data in relational databases. We encode hypertext links with XLink. For processing the links, we use the XLink processor HyQuery, an XQuery module which turns a native, XQuery-enabled XML database into a hyperdata system. This system is used in a lab course "XML Technology" and in the case study XTunes, a Web application that manages metadata and recordings of classical music.