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RE: XML versus Relational Database

At 7:49 AM 2/2/01, Dylan Walsh wrote:
>From:   Soumitra Sengupta [SMTP:soumitra@b-bop.com]
>>If you have a few documents and do not need to search across them, a
>>persistent DOM implementation will work
>If you do not need to search across the document, why use a persitent DOM
>Why not store the XML as file or as text in the database?

Maintaining the document as a persistent DOM implementation is useful for
other purposes than searching across a document. Having such a preparsed
structure makes it faster to extract parts of the document or process the
content in other ways.

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