At 21:33 -0400 6/27/02, MikeParton wrote:
>Would be interesting to hear from Peter on why he feels the urge to store
>XML docs in MySQL (or, better said: I would be interested in hearing what
>he is trying to accomplish and why he...or someone...feels XML stored in a
>relational database is the way to go).
C'mon. XML is just data. There's no particular reason *not* to store
it in a database. Is there?
But usually people who ask about storing XML in MySQL seem to think MySQL
should do something for them other than *just* store and retrieve it.
The question is, what? That's what doesn't seem to get answered.
>mysql, sql, xql, xquery, query....what did I miss?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ed Carp" <erc@stripped>
>To: "MikeParton" <mike.parton@stripped>; "Peter Lovatt"
>Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 9:14 PM
>Subject: RE: XML
>> > On the other hand, proclaimed "native" XML databases (eg, Software AG's
>> > Tamino, Ixiasoft's TEXTML) store the "XML-wrapped" data in the
>> > need to wrap and unwrap the metadata, document/data structure from the
>> Isn't that more than a bit stupid? Databases are for storing data, not
>metadata. Ask Monty why he doesn't store data natively as
>> XML. Short answer: it's stupid, unless all you ever want to see from your
>database is XML-wrapped data and never want to see it any
>> other way.
>> The whole world isn't XML, nor should it be. 40+ years of working with
>data tells us that you ALWAYS want to store data in its
>> simplest form.
> > sql,db,mysql