At 21:33 -0400 6/27/02, MikeParton wrote:
>Would be interesting to hear from Peter on why he feels the urge to store
>XML docs in MySQL (or, better said:  I would be interested in hearing what
>he is trying to accomplish and why he...or someone...feels XML stored in a
>relational database is the way to go).

C'mon.  XML is just data.  There's no particular reason *not* to store
it in a database.  Is there?

But usually people who ask about storing XML in MySQL seem to think MySQL
should do something for them other than *just* store and retrieve it.
The question is, what?  That's what doesn't seem to get answered.

>mysql, sql, xql, xquery, query....what did I miss?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ed Carp" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: "MikeParton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Peter Lovatt"
>Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:14 PM
>Subject: RE: XML
>>  > On the other hand, proclaimed "native" XML databases (eg, Software AG's
>>  > Tamino, Ixiasoft's TEXTML) store the "XML-wrapped" data in the
>>  > need to wrap and unwrap the metadata, document/data structure from the
>>  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

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