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Q 4 Mr E.R. Harold (2): XML vs SQL

 
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Dear Mr. Harold,
A somewhat general question if I may.
My impression, of a newbie , is that XML
is still traversing the stages of maturity
and that eventually different API approaches
will more or less converge.
Maybe I'm completely off track, but I'm
comparing XML with SQL (maybe I should
use the term 'relational database' instead
of SQL). The latter has a consolidated status
with a handful of vendors, but traversed a
similar path.
What's your opinion on this point?
Best regards,
Gian Franco Casula
[ February 25, 2004: Message edited by: Gian Franco Casula ]
 
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Originally posted by Gian Franco Casula:
Maybe I'm completely off track, but I'm
comparing XML with SQL (maybe I should
use the term 'relational database' instead
of SQL). The latter has a consolidated status
with a handful of vendors, but traversed a
similar path.
[ February 25, 2004: Message edited by: Gian Franco Casula ]


Do u mean data storage capibility of XML and Relational Database? Gian, I don't think they are not comparable, while each of them has their own advantages and disadvantages...
In my opinion, XML is suitable for a light storage and fast connection... But relational database has ability to do a lot of thing and enormous storage and take some time for connection...
What about ur opinion?
 
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I think Gian meant that XML is in the middle of a maturing process similar to what relational database technology went through during the late 20th century.
I agree that XML APIs are still looking for themselves. First we only had DOM and SAX, now we have also XMLPull and StAX...
 
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
I think Gian meant that XML is in the middle of a maturing process similar to what relational database technology went through during the late 20th century.
I agree that XML APIs are still looking for themselves. First we only had DOM and SAX, now we have also XMLPull and StAX...


Exactly, thanks Lasse.
Best regards
 
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