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- From: James Robertson <email@example.com>
- To: "XML Developers' List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 10:55:32 +1000
At 21:55 30/01/1999 , David Megginson wrote:
| In other words, concentrate on your XML exchange formats and use an
| RDBMS on the backend (or, perhaps, an OODB if your traffic isn't too
| high). If there ever is an XML repository with such good performance
| that you want to throw out Oracle or Sybase, then you can redo the
| backend without causing incompatibilities the frontend.
I agree with David.
To my mind, XML is the ideal too for achieving that object-oriented
goal of "data hiding".
That is, it allows me to specify an exact, known interface
for talking to the world. Internally then, I can do anything
I like, and change it as often as I like, without affecting
I mean, lets get real here, XML is not the answer to
all the world's problems.
I like relational databases.
(There, I've said it now.)
And for all those XML-obsessed people out there:
get a life! XML is just another tool in the solution
developer's toolkit. Nothing more, nothing less.
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