Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
IMHO XML is not the best and most briliant solution for everything aroud. That is true - you can describe anything you want - even create a really powerfull database, but first you have to convince me :-) to do that :-)
IMHO if I wanted to have an XML database (in my meaning of database) - with unique keys, indexes, etc. I would have a lot of code to write. Sure - I can do that, but is it worth of my time?! I don't think so... I'll use some SQL database then.
Anyway - if we are talking about the simple database (how about DB?!), then you can always use plain-text ASCII files with fields of some format.
Which one is faster - read whole database checking for specified conditions or load everything into memory and then check/select/whatever? I don't know, but I know, that XML is the best commonly used glue to exchange data of any format! It's simple, it's universal, but writing an XML database larger than a few records is a mistake (IMvHO).

Greetz, Tom.

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

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others about the Monastery: (4)
As of 2022-06-25 16:13 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    My most frequent journeys are powered by:

    Results (83 votes). Check out past polls.