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Long running transactions that hydrate and dehydrate are a
form of archival and they can use XML. Normally, I suspect
the lifecycles are short enough to trust XML. Auditing
is now a big deal where government agency access to public
and private records requires oversight to protect civil
liberties. Given the emphasis on access to health records,
Designing for the short-term often wins. Failing to
imagine the long term sometimes negates the win.
A failure of imagination can be an unusually
large negative to a self-replicating solution.
From: Hunsberger, Peter [mailto:Peter.Hunsberger@STJUDE.ORG]
Bullard, Claude L (Len) <email@example.com> writes:
> XML is also an archive format. That might raise an eyebrow.
I suppose so, personally, I don't expect archives to give me much in the
way of dynamic capabilities or currency. Having said that, I am not a
big believer in using XML as an archive format except for audit