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Re: What is the logic of storing XML in a Database?

From: JOG <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: 28 Mar 2007 16:56:58 -0700
Message-ID: <1175126218.815510.291840@o5g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>


On Mar 28, 11:07 pm, Bernard Peek <b..._at_alpha.shrdlu.com> wrote:
> I often describe myself as an engineer. I'm always looking for an "elegant
> solution" too. But I'm basically in favour of XML because it rather
> elegantly solves some problems for me.

I'm intrigued. What problems does XML solve that could not be adressed in a more elegant way? I am yet to come across such a problem (and in my relatively short time on google's green earth I have written a lot of cod).

> I have a rather different view
> because these days I'm a long way from hands-on development work, except on
> my own supremely baroque projects. Perhaps it only seems simple because I
> allow the complicated stuff to whistle over my head.
>
>
>
> > It is wasteful and verbose. It is wildly complicated, and
> > worse, complicated in the face of a task that is fundamentally
> > simple. It is confusing: XPath, XQuery, XSLT, etc. There are
> > two different schema standard, DTD and XML-Schema. The
> > man with one schema standard knows how to structure
> > his data; the man with two knows nothing.
>
> Like Topsy, it growed. It started out as an interchange format and did that
> tolerably well. Then new bells and whistles got added, and....
>
> --
> b..._at_shrdlu.com
> In search of cognoscenti
Received on Wed Mar 28 2007 - 18:56:58 CDT

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