[nycphp-talk] Many pages: one script
ken at secdat.com
Wed Aug 8 16:43:53 EDT 2007
Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Kenneth Downs wrote:
>> A sourceforge project does not a phenomenon make. I guess when the
>> banks and airlines have our data in the XML files, and I don't mean a
>> few hybrid patchwork examples, I mean the hardcore permanent
>> long-term stuff as well as the transactional support for the
>> reservations we're making all day. When that happens, we'll start
>> picking the restaurants.
> I've never said native XML databases will replace the old-school apps
> like banking accounts that fit relational databases very well. What
> they will do is enable new applications that simply cannot be built on
> top of a relational database, applications like Safari (the book site,
> not the web browser):
> There are others, mostly in publishing because that's the first area
> where there's a large backlog of information and applications that
> relational database vendors have been unable to serve. However other
> companies will come online as they begin to realize they can manage
> all their data with these tools, not just the the 20% of it that fits
> neatly into rectangles. Expect to see more uptake in law firms,
> advertising, media, education, government, and other sectors that have
> large numbers of critical documents where order matters, duplication
> is a fact of life, and normalization is not just a bad idea out
> outright impossible.
> The relational model is a very powerful model, but it achieves its
> power at the cost of restricting what it's possible to store. Other
> models are needed for other applications.
Two words: document management.
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