Spitting out XML (was RE: Will XML eat the web?)

Bill la Forge b.laforge at jxml.com
Fri Jan 29 17:22:10 GMT 1999

>Sometimes XML can represent the database itself if the database is
>very small (i.e. it would traditionally be stored as a flat ASCII file
>and batch-processed with Perl rather being stored in an RDBM): that's
>not really what sales wonks would call an enterprise-strength
>solution, but I (for example) use it for my own record-keeping.

If the XML is broken into subtrees, might that then add to the scalability
of this aproach? 

Think about b-trees for a bit. Couldn't we develop analogous algorithms
for transparently managing the size of a fragment? 

Anyone interested in doing a native-XML database? This would be a great
project for Open Source Software development!


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