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

Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> 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".
> Almost every point he touches on is one that I've spent a decade 
> advising clients to deal with successfully.

Fair enough, but this was in 2000 - when I think the XML hype was at its 
height.  I mostly pointed to it as lessons learned, though by some more 
than others!

I wouldn't say that the fault lies with XML - but I'd happily say that 
the fault lies with common practices around XML, practices that I still 
hear regularly in conversations about how people would like to handle 
their data.

> Bottom line: use XML where it's best suited, and employ good XML and 
> systems design.  I know.  Obvious, right?  :)

In 2009, to people who know a fair amount about XML - yes.  To the rest 
of the world - I'm not so sure!

Simon St.Laurent

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