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? > >Mike > > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Ed Carp" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >To: "MikeParton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Peter Lovatt" ><[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >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 >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