Is XML dead already or what? Was: RE: What is XML for?

Tim Bray tbray at
Sat Jan 30 17:16:55 GMT 1999

At 06:47 AM 1/30/99 -0800, Dave Winer wrote:
>We already have this. I hate it when people say things like "No one has a
>scalable solution for this now." We do. Are you supposed to be an expert on
>this stuff or do you just like to hear yourself talk?

Just to be specific; are you claiming that I can pump a terabyte or
so of densely structured XML text with mixed content and so on, into
Frontier, without having to do all sorts of hand-mapping elements and
attributes to native data structures, and then handle many complex-search 
transactions and a few granular-update transactions per second?

Just to make it clear, if Frontier *can* do this, it's the only piece
of software in the world that can. -Tim

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