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On Apr 4, 2005 7:53 PM, email@example.com
> Quoting Ronald Bourret <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > David Lyon wrote:
> > > On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 12:46 am, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> > >
> > That would allow you to store it as XML and query it without
> > having to break out fields for storage in relational columns.
> but I like sql databases like mysql, oracle, db2, sql-server etc..
Umm, don't know about mysql but the rest all support "native" XML in
some form or other...
> while I
> might be a critical of isam inspired accounting system designs.. to me, sql is
> a perfect solution to making that ugly old world of isam go away, or at least
> be hidden from view.
> Doing inventory purely in xml is not nice. I can't see any easy way to make that
> No matter how many good ideas there are, it's still a swamp... and it's always
> going to be a swamp... I can't see any way past that no matter how many nice
> walkways somebody wants to install...
This particular swamp might get filled in and drained: someday,
relatively soon now, at least one of those vendours you list may give
you xQuery complete with update support...