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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: The Airplane Example vs XML 2.0 with data-typing

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Quoting Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>:

> On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 19:46 +1100, david.lyon@computergrid.net wrote:
> > The fact is that in most medium sized enterprises, XML gets overlooked
> > largely for the reason that it's data type support is sub-standard for
> > any serious business use.
> Do you have any evidence to back this "fact"?  Certainly it's not my
> experience.  Enterprises didn't bounce the Web because it has "sub
> standard data types support".  In my experience semi-structured data
> sets are an unqualified business support, as demonstrated by how
> hurriedly the RDBMS vendors rushed to build in BLOB support when the Web
> started to explode.

Well I'm not a historian, I just work in the present.

Obviously you have way more experience in old systems and techniques than
I do, so we can leave it at that.



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