David Megginson david at
Fri Aug 27 18:08:53 BST 1999

Matt Sergeant writes:
 > alicia malone wrote:
 > > 
 > > I wanted to throw a question out there to the universe.  Does
 > > anyone know if interdev can work with xml??  I am exploring the
 > > possibility of migrating an oracle database to xml and using
 > > interdev to develope the web front end.  Can it be done.
 > Possibly. I'm more interested in why you would want to do that. I know
 > oracle is slow, but parsing XML is going to be much slower.

It could make sense in a distributed environment, where you won't have
an relational database or a good network connection on each machine.
The database would have to be small (say, under 10MB), or you would
have to deliver a fairly focussed snapshot with the XML.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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