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

Borden, Jonathan jborden at
Sat Jan 30 17:33:28 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
> >good,
> >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
	I like your criteria. Does the Internet fulfill this, with say HTML and
search engines? The point being that a flatfile system with appropriate
indexing, caching and distribution can handle all sorts of information needs
(cost wasn't one of your criteria :-)

Jonathan Borden

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