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Re: [xml-dev] The year is 2027, and we need to examine archived XML documents from 2007 ...

I could think of some other points, that why XML will be quite popular
even in 2027.

XML is a flexible way to express information, because context and data
are stored together, which means that information is never kept into
rows (data) and columns (context), as it's done in the Relational
model. XML is designed to allow easy interchange of information across
the internet, eliminating barriers imposed by proprietary data
management systems.

Using XML requires no database design. It offers fine grained access
to the database users, as well as the ability to manage unstructured
information familiar to document management system users.

On 9/12/07, Rick Marshall <rjm@zenucom.com> wrote:
> Actually, the majority of information is in a network multiverse. Any
> view will normally resolve to a tree view (probably because that's how
> most of nature, including our brains appears to work).
> This multi-network reality is what makes relational systems work so well
> - you can change your view easily - and it remains the principal
> weakness of xml from a data perspective.
> The xml strength is the distant network model that is built into it
> through the hyperlink structure.
> All this will be important as we build new models for the next 20 years.
> Rick

Mukul Gandhi

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