On the other hand, proclaimed "native" XML databases (eg, Software AG's
Tamino, Ixiasoft's TEXTML) store the "XML-wrapped" data in the database...no
need to wrap and unwrap the metadata, document/data structure from the data.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Carp" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:10 PM
Subject: RE: XML

> > I am looking at a project using XML to import and export data into MySql
> > directly or using php. The datasets are quite large (40-50 million
> XML is a metadata technology - you wrap data in XML.  You don't use XML to
import or export data.  You don't store XML in a
> database, you store data.
> When you fetch the data from the database, you wrap it in XML and send it
on its way.  Does that make it simpler?
> sql,mysql
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