OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: Web server logs in XML?

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: Michael Ax <ax@href.com>, "Don Park" <donpark@quake.net>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 06:46:39 -0700

At 03:03 AM 10/1/98 -0700, Michael Ax wrote:
>>2. Compression reduces file size difference to 10%-30%.
>3rd nf reduces log files by 16:1 without compression.

I think that the application of XML to things that are (a) large and
(b) subject to fancy statistical processing is a good idea mostly as
an *interchange* format.  For doing heavy analysis, I would definitely
cram it into an RDBMS first.  On the other hand, it's tough to exchange
3nf data reliably between systems, but trivially easy with XML, and
similarly easy to load/unload it to/from whatever fancy repository
you're using either end.

Also, for archiving it on tape, I think XML wins, because you have a 
chance of still being able to read it in 10 years. -Tim

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS