XML, the universal data format for data exchange has seen phenomenal increase in database size necessitating
the need for its compact storage coupled with simple accessibility. In previous works, all XML databases are implemented
as a tree based structure which leads to increased space complexity. The proposed structure called RFX (Redundancy Free
XML storage structure), addresses this issue by using a non tree based structure. This unique blend of hierarchical and relational
databases in a single structure is largely effective in saving storage space thus achieving an increased compaction.
Further RFX conceptualizes the separation of the information in the entire database as the topology layer, the tag layer
and the data layer. The RFX structure has been designed to accommodate multiple document types i.e. Containment, Intra
and Inter types of XML documents. Moreover in this proposal, it is ensured that the relationships among documents are
never disturbed and are seamless with respect to their original counterparts. The document is parsed and stored in a different
form to permit simple accessibility which is largely effective while querying and maintaining documents involving
one-to-many relationships. Thus RFX paves way to effectively query and maintain the XML databases along with substantial
compaction. This approach shows that the proposed RFX structure is space efficient, redundant free, and time efficient
to update and to query Single, Intra and Inter structured XML document. The effectiveness of the approach makes
it suitable for memory limited devices such as PDA. Performance evaluation over variety of XML documents and the user
queries conform to the same.