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

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

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

- 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:
> 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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