[nycphp-talk] Many pages: one script
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Wed Aug 8 10:12:46 EDT 2007
Kenneth Downs wrote:
> Not a chance. There is no such thing as a native XML database and there
> never will be because XML is a file format (oops, data format), and an
> extremely inefficient one at that. To have a native database you need a
> data model. XML uses the hierarchical model and if you're going to
> build a native hierarchical database you sure wouldn't use the wasteful
> XML format internally to store the data.
> And if you insist on using XML just because its so wonderful to use 17
> characters to store the state <STATE>NY</STATE>, it will never be able
> to compete with even the most immature relational engines for pure
> speed. Maybe on example and toy sites, but never for anything that
> needs to scale.
> If I'm wrong, dinner's on me.
Which part do you have to be wrong about for me to get a free dinner? I
can already give you several existence proofs demonstrating that there
is such a thing as a native XML database:
More are coming.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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