Re: Amazon's "Simple" Database

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:52:40 GMT
Message-ID: <cwO9j.6035$qv1.2023_at_trndny01>

"JOG" <> wrote in message

> While in principle a globally accessible database sounds like a great
> idea, closer reading yields...

I wonder. Is it really a "globally accessible database" that is the holy grail here?
Or is it something more like a "universally accepted data sublanguage"?

The thing that makes XML attractive to some people is not that it would be a good basis on which to build a dtabase, but that it seems convenient for data exchange. I shudder at the idea of XML becoming the universal data sublanguage, but it sure is growing by leaps and bounds. Received on Tue Dec 18 2007 - 12:52:40 CET

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