Re: What is the logic of storing XML in a Database?
Date: 28 Mar 2007 15:45:52 GMT
On 2007-03-28, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne_at_acm.org> wrote:
> Clinging to sanity, Bernard Peek <bap_at_alpha.shrdlu.com> mumbled into her beard:
>> On 2007-03-27, JOG <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>> On 2007-03-26, Karen Hill <karen_hil..._at_yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> I see people putting XML documents in databases. Why do they do this,
>>>> what is the logic behind it? Why not just put the data into tables?
>>>> Why are the standards committees going along with this (XML SQL/
>>>> MED)? Why don't people just use tables to store the data thusly:
>>> Laziness. Lack of knowledge of data fundamentals. Miseducation. Having
>>> a manager who is a constant victim to the latest marketing fad. Take
>>> your pick.
>> I have to add that XML has its place, but as a blob in a database is not it.
> Ah, there is a place even for that.
> Suppose you're using XML as a data interchange mechanism.
> And suppose your customers are, on occasion, exceeding untrustworthy,
> and whether by incompetence or by intent doesn't matter. They come
> and complain: "We never sent those requests!"
> If you have the requests in raw form, kicking around, you can prove
> them wrong.
-- bap_at_shrdlu.com In search of cognoscentiReceived on Wed Mar 28 2007 - 17:45:52 CEST