NYCPHP Meetup

XML vs. rel DBs [was: Re: [nycphp-talk] Many pages: one script]

Jon Baer jonbaer at jonbaer.com
Mon Aug 13 17:26:46 EDT 2007


Immediately following this conversation I stopped by B&N to pick up  
this book:

http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0596006349
XQuery by Priscilla Walmsley

It mainly goes over XPath 2.0 vs. 1.0 for most of the book, but  
overall it is a *great* insight into the topic.  Also very good  
examples on FLWOR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLWOR).

- Jon

On Aug 13, 2007, at 1:03 PM, csnyder wrote:

>
> My first instinct would be to look for XPath support in my relational
> db, and indeed MySQL does this:
> http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql-5.1-xml.html
>
> But if a native-XML database can do it better or much more efficiently
> for large datasets, then it is certainly worth investigating.
>
> -- 
>
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