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

by S_Shrum (Pilgrim)
on May 24, 2002 at 19:02 UTC ( #169187=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?

===This part to inblosam===

But then again isn't a tabled database "simply organized and parsed" not to mention smaller in size due to the omission of the redundant record and field markup? I could take that a step further and say that tabled data loads faster on large data sources (disk to memory) as a result vs. XML data sources.

===This part for everyone else===

Everyone so far has been "portability-this" and "parsable-that". This is not a question of how one can deal with XML data sources but rather WHY one would choose such a format over a tabluar format (so far I really haven't seen a reason that I couldn't apply to tabled data sources).

Portability, converting, and parsing are not ADVANTAGES over tabluar databases as the same can be said for tabled data.

Once again: Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Give me some XML database PROs that CANNOT be applied to tabluar databases (flat-files, etc.)

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