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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: What Does SOAP/WS Do that A REST System Can't?

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Can you query the XML documents? If not -- for example, if they're 
stored as BLOBs -- it seems this would make sense only if the only thing 
you wanted to do with your accounting data is to ship it somewhere else. 
Doesn't strike me as very likely...

-- Ron

David Lyon wrote:

> As someone with more ideas than resources, and more time than sense
> we built a shrinkwrapped accounting system based on xml.
> So what happens is that the user does their accounting as per normal except 
> what happens is that the data goes into xml documents rather than the 
> traditional rdbms that we all used to be writing ten or fifteen years ago.
> The xml documents then go into an sql database in a format similar to what we 
> are used to in a traditional messaging system.
> Then the idea is, that the small business, has all these xml documents
> that are perfectly ready to send. Because they were created that way (in xml) 
> in the first place.


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