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

PaulT wrote:

> If the process of dismantling / re-assembling is really fast and
> robust ( no parts would get lost ), the advantage is that you can
> park 10-1000 times more cars in the same space.  And perhaps
> have more trees in downtown as a side effect.

You can also make sure that if you need to replace all the bolts that
have the same specification, you do not miss one critical one
(benefit of normalization).  You are actually storing an instance of that
bolt and updating that single instance.  The assembly logic makes sure
that the car gets reassembled with the right bolt in place.

It also makes sure that if a bolt is changed, the nut that goes with
bolt is the correct one.

So the RDBMS does lot more than just unassemble and store the
components compactly.

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