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RE: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?

Agreed.....the intent of my original post was NOT to get information on
any XML databases.....this is not my concern, I just want to know in a
general sense when to XML and when not to in regards to creating
database applications or storing data in databases.  Why would one want
to keep data in a relational format versus converting it into XML to
exploit an XML database (without getting into the specifics of any one
product).  For new applications what are the concerns a developer would
need to consider when deciding to go the traditional route versus
deciding to use this new "cool" XML technology.  One of our concerns is
that by adopting an XML database all developers will want to use this
cool new tool when in fact in has specific purposes that are not
relevant for all new databases/apps.  I hope you see a bit more clearly
what I'm getting at.  I appreciate the information some vendors have
thrown at me, but to be honest, our database decision is already made, I
just want a community discussion on when to use an XML database.

Brian Magick

-----Original Message-----
From: Ranjeet Sonone [mailto:ranjeet@ipedo.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 2:06 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?

> As Leigh reminds us, XML-DEV is more suited for discussions of XML
> *technologies* than XML *products*, so I'll spare the rest of you ...
> who wishes to discuss this offline is free to contact me.

At least someone is concerned about the mailing list not getting used as
product promotion list, even though it sounds attractive and tempting. 
This surely is not the list for that. Let us stay honest to the aim of
the list 
which is focussed on the technology aspects and not the commercial
aspects of the 
technology. We could start a separate list for *biased/unbiased* product
say "xml-products" or start personal threads for communication in
response to such 


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