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Title: Question for updating existing XML file
First time posting, new to the list.

How do you update your XML files? 
  (in a huge XML file...)

If I want to update the name to Joe, or add another name Jane.  So the node looks like this:
  (in a huge XML file...)

Is there a way to do this kind of update without rewrite the whole file?  My file is about 50MB.  


I wonder whether this is a wise way of using XML. Even with XML databases, most databases are optimized to handle large numbers of small/medium documents rather than a single gigantic one. I don't think that using an XML document as a replacement for a database is a particularly good idea. It's not the job it was designed for.

Michael Kay


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