Re: SQL 2k or XML?
Travis Falls writes: > I am designing a site in asp.net (VB.net), and I am storing bios for > bands, with one picture, shopping personal information on the > subscribers of the site, songs (MP3) and a few other things that I > can't think of. I am at a loss though in designing it though, I > don't know if I should store the info in XML files and then put meta > data in the database, or put everything in a sql base, ect any > suggestions for designing a site in this fashion is greatly > appreciated. I think the answer is probably going to be "it depends". How complex are the bios? Are you writing them in HTML, or some flavor of a "Band Markup Language"? It sounds like a project that I would have conventionally done with a relational database, but it could also be a good way to familiarize yourself with XML-based Web development, depending on how large or mission-critical it is. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com
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