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[nycphp-talk] Many pages: one script

Kenneth Downs ken at secdat.com
Wed Aug 8 16:41:21 EDT 2007


Jeremy Mcentire wrote:
>>> Of course, if you really want to rock, try combining 
>>> XQuery+XQueryP+APP+a native XML database. Once the tooling matures a 
>>> bit, that's a stack that's going to make all previous web dev 
>>> frameworks look like PowerBuilder.
>>
>> 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.
>
> By that argument, the current RDBMS use 7 characters to store a state:
> StateNY.
>
> Of course, we'd use the same for an XML-based DBMS for storage with 
> logic that constructs:
> <STATE>NY</STATE> upon request.  Since, we all know that the state 
> code requires some extra characters so that the DBMS could organize 
> it.  A file with no meta-data that said: NYMONJOKTXAZCA wouldn't make 
> much sense, would it?
> _______________________________________________


Jeremy I'm not sure if you're serious.  You do know that the entire 
response is, as we say, "not even wrong", it's so incorrect that it 
can't be corrected.

OK, I fell for it, you got me....

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Kenneth Downs
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