Re: Great controversies of XML
At 12:59 PM 1/14/00 -0500, David Megginson wrote: >Don't forget XML vs. relational databases. That one hasn't reared its >head for almost a year, but it was interesting at the time. > >Oh yes, we forgot a big one, formats vs. protocols (try talking about >XML with a CORBA person for more than 30 seconds, and you'll see what >I mean). These two at least have middle grounds, though perhaps it's more of a demilitarized zone than a meeting place. I haven't had any abuse from true believers in CORBA since June, and I've spoken on it several times since then, even to CORBA-folk. The relational database issue seems to be settling nicely, as vendors of RDBMS software are adding XML features and as XML starts talking about data typing and other features that help RDBMS folk. I'm still fond of those crazy hierarchical databases, though, so maybe we can revive that ancient feud. Simon St.Laurent XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed. Building XML Applications Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical Cookies / Sharing Bandwidth http://www.simonstl.com xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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