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Re: XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on May 28, 2002 at 19:26 UTC ( #169882=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread XML for databases?!?! Is it just me or is the rest of the world nutz?

Yeah, a nice story. I don't see the point though. XML isn't a magic bullet that somehow makes your data preserve into eternity. If you have data in which the content is mostly what there is, you might as well store it in a flat file without all the XML verbosity around it *. But if you require the relations, then your data is gone when the description of what the elements of your DTD mean is gone.

And that's the same problem as losing the data format.

* Why on earth does XML has to be so verbose? It's just LISP, it only needs a lot more characters.

Abigail

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[Corion]: Meh. I think I have now the parts down that I want from a simple Javascript frontend for single-page- applications with a aPerl backend. But it seems that all Javascript templating modules either don't support two-way binding (which would be nice) or ...
[Corion]: ... don't support server-side precompilation (which means the client has to compile all templates to Javascript themselves), or are giant frameworks that expect to do everything (which is not what I want)
[Corion]: I feel that there is a talk somewhere in there, either about the structure and parts, or how I used several parts to get a complete whole.
[Corion]: Maybe I can still find something that is compatible with handlebars.js (which has JS precompilation) but allows for two-way data binding (which is great for the UI)

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