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Re: [xml-dev] Re: [ubl-dev] Top 10 uses of XML in 2007

Stephen Green wrote:

> Saying the XML gets compressed on the wire anyway just adds
> to my logic that compression and therefore binary are preferable
> on the wire. But I'd take it further and say they are better for
> applications too: just ceratin circumstances where the binary
> is a real pain (hence the rise of XML I guess)but would that see
> folk throwing away their daatabase in binary and just using the
> file system.

Do you really believe that databases have anything at all to do with 
compression or saving space? Databases routinely are multiple times 
larger than the actual data they contain. Databases are optimized for 
queries and speed, not for size. Size has nothing to do with why we use 
a database instead of a file system.

´╗┐Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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