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Re: When does XML get to be too much?

by Sifmole (Chaplain)
on Jan 24, 2003 at 20:38 UTC ( #229696=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to When does XML get to be too much?

Comments? Yeah, use a database.

Basically what you are trying to do is use the XML file as a flat file database, and that doesn't really appear to be a good choice of technology for the problem.

XML is intended as a medium to allow inter-system communication of information; it creates a framework that provides the structure of the data within the data. I don't think XML is providing you any benefit here, and is a slow performing technology for the application. You would be better served by some form of database.

When is XML too much? When you use it for the wrong thing -- much the same issue as any tool.

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Re: Re: When does XML get to be too much?
by bronto (Priest) on Jan 26, 2003 at 20:43 UTC

    I agree with Simfole. And if you really need, for any reason, an XML output of the data, nothing prevents you to create a script that puts database data into XML tags and returns it.


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