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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??


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