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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...
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.