Re: Which one to choose
Ural, Portal sites typically strive for a personalized experience. Personalization involves tracking lots of information about each user, their interests, their preferences, their screen layouts, etc. Serving personalized content involved querying your content repository to match various per-user preferences/interests against your smorgasbord of articles, stories, streaming video/audio, etc. Having all your content removed from a database and stored physically as XML files, you'll lose the lightning-fast query times that enterprise relational databases can give the portal. The strategy most are going for is dynamically serving "slices" of data from (sometimes fairly hairy and finely-performance-tuned) SQL queries as dynamic XML content for XSLT-transforming it into: -> industry-standard DTD's for data exchange -> beautiful web pages Leading databases make this easy to do, to get the full performance, reliability, and maintainability benefits of existing relational technology with the key benefits of XML. You might check out Oracle's free "XSQL Pages" technology and the accompanying XSQL Servlet that makes doing this *really* easy with your favorite relational database (including ACCESS, if you use the JDBC/ODBC driver) and your favorite servlet engine -- not only Oracle. http://technet.oracle.com/tech/xml/xsql_servlet __________________________________________________________ Steve Muench, Lead XML Evangelist / Consulting Product Mgr Oracle Corp, Business Components for Java Development Team http://technet.oracle.com/tech/xml ----- Original Message ----- From: "ural" <ural@xxxxxxxx> To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 2:59 AM Subject: Which one to choose | hi,, | I am into a project where we have lot of content. In fact it is a portal | site. a IT related news tutorials etc are there. | So far we were using ASP and MS ACCESS for our contents. ie, we were | storing all the file in our database. and depending on user request we are | displaying to them. If we convert them into XML, then do you think it will | be a good move or not. We have around 1500 articles in our site. I want to | know wheter XML is a right technology for large amount of content or not? | If it is not then please suggest any other technology. | | rgds | Ural | | | XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list | XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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