Will XML eat the web?

Pavel Velikhov pvelikho at cs.ucsd.edu
Thu Jan 28 21:19:56 GMT 1999

Paul Prescod wrote:
> You need to store data that is efficiently maintained relationally. You
> need to *transmit* XML. Why not use a relational database and create XML
> when you need it.

Transmitting XML in a textual representation is not always a good idea.
When the user does the 'select *' query on an XML database, sending him
a 20 megabyte XML file that he will need to parse, apply an xsl
to and display in the browser is not the best solution. IMHO, the result 
of the query should be shipped on demand, when the user is actually
at a piece of an XML file.

Pavel Velikhov

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at ic.ac.uk)

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list