Practical XML

Steven Livingstone, ITS, SENM steven.livingstone at
Wed Jun 16 14:26:35 BST 1999

I am developing a XML Web project based on cinemas thoughout Glasgow,

Now, I am going to use XML client-side (maybe server-side) to mark up the
info (so we can compare prices/film types etc..).

What is the better way to store the data :

1. All cinema's in one XML file
2. An XML file per cinema
3. Store cinema details as text in DB and mark them up and they are
4. Store marked-up data in DB

Also, say I have 1000 cinemas stored in seperate XML files (because I asked
each conema to enter their detalis and send the file to me) and someone
wanted to do a search on these - how should this be done?

I am using SQL Server 7, ASP,VB 6 and IIS4 (maybe 5)., but I would be
interested in *all* ideas.


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