Why XML Over the Relational Model?

Frank Boumphrey bckman at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jan 4 02:49:07 GMT 1999

>The tutorial by example does raise the question often asked
>and seldom answered by the XML community:  precisely
>why should developers choose this approach (XML
>and Java objects) over a commercial relational

>The only one I can think of is that we didn't have
>the DOM.

I think this is exactly the reason why. Now with the DOM it is very easy to
take an XML 'data source' and to run sorts, filters, finds and scrolls on
it, just like a SQL data base. And for small data bases of less than a1000
records it is every bit as quick.

 I have a tutorial in the making which shows how to do this on the server
side with ASP, and on the client side with IE5. If any one would like to see
it please let me know. I would especially welcom criticism before I publish


Frank Boumphrey

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