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Re: [xml-dev] XML not ideal for Big Data

On 9/3/2009 11:58 AM, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:53 AM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com 
> <mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com>> wrote:
>     Perhaps there were better ways to have made XML work with his
>     problems... but I think on the whole he's right.
>     http://dataspora.com/blog/xml-and-big-data/
> I read this, and I decided not to comment, because there is not much 
> nice to say.
> Goddess knows XML has its problems but in effect this guys is saying "I 
> designed an XML app using XML in a very dumb way, and the app 
> disappointed me.  The fault must lie with XML".

I don't think he's saying that at all...his own words: "In the next 
sections, I discuss how XML fails for Big Data because of its unnatural 

He states that XML fails for "Big Data", not that XML is at fault for 
his mistakes.  He's (apparently) learned from his mistakes, so we should 
really be nodding our heads in encouragement of the lessons learned.


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