> 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.
Isn't that more than a bit stupid? Databases are for storing data, not metadata. Ask Monty why he doesn't store data natively as XML. Short answer: it's stupid, unless all you ever want to see from your database is XML-wrapped data and never want to see it any other way. The whole world isn't XML, nor should it be. 40+ years of working with data tells us that you ALWAYS want to store data in its simplest form. sql,db,mysql -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php