RE: XML faster than mySQL database ?
That's interesting. Why do you think this is the case? A: I'm not sure so far. Relational DBs are easy to build, the tools are there, the skills are there, and I don't see XML as a compelling alternative to a database or XPath for SQL and XQuery looks like SQL. So, right now, I don't have a compelling case to move away from hybrid architectures that use back end relational systems and front end markup clients. I can see it on the client side clearer though. I'd definitely rather use XSLT when it is time to transform, but much depends on the source. I like XML DOM for a document model, that is, for manipulation of the data behind the display. B: Business rules in XML? An XML Schema plus Schematron can do a lot, but not enough. I still need procedural business objects, transaction managers, etc. The relational db probably still will take the processing load a lot better than a pure XML DB system regardless of who is driving and possibly be a much easier development for the medium skilled developer. I don't think we are nearly in a position experience wise to say otherwise, but I'm open to arguments to the contrary. The issue is that the improvements have to be extraordinary, not just a small increment. len -----Original Message----- From: Naren Chawla [mailto:naren_chawla@a...] In my mind, performance is one aspect. What is much more interesting is - A. Is it possible to cut development cost for web applications using XML, XML Schema, XSLT, XPath, XQuery drastically ? B. Is it easy to make changes to this XML-based web applications to accommodate business changes ? In other words, are this applications easier to maintain ? More I work with XML technologies, I am convinced that the current JSP/ASP way of building web applications has outlived its life-cycle.
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