Re: native xml processing vs what Postgres and Oracle offer

From: Walter Mitty <>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 16:28:51 GMT
Message-ID: <7ndZk.2431$>

"paul c" <> wrote in message news:RWTYk.1450$yK5.1056_at_edtnps82...
> Walter Mitty wrote:

>> "paul c" <> wrote in message 
>> news:FnSYk.1428$yK5.5_at_edtnps82...
>>> rpost wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> To which he replied: but a forum message is often a reply, and in that 
>>>> case,
>>>> a reply to a specific other message; this is not a presentation feature
>>>> but a basic structural property of his forum (and of USENET as well);
>>> For all we know, the OP's forum could be some idiosyncratic mutant, eg., 
>>> one-user-at-a-time and synchronous.  I'd say it would be more useful to 
>>> consider USENET.
>> Why wouldn't it be more useful to respond to the OP?  Are you trying to 
>> answer a question raised by the OP, in terms that make sense to the OP?
>> Or are you trying to generalize the OP's question  into one that is 
>> relevant across a largwer universe of messages?

> I did reply to him in the first place. Suggested he was barking up the
> wrong tree by fastening on xml, what he called path enumeration and some
> difficulty he imagined to do with "enumerating long strings". I wish
> somebody had told me the same thirty years ago. Maybe he will see the
> forest, maybe he will not.

AFAICT, you didn't mention XML in your first reponse to the OP. Received on Tue Dec 02 2008 - 17:28:51 CET

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