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From "Reinhard Poetz" <>
Subject RE: XML-Relational Mapping (Was: USQL)
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:36:39 GMT

From: Daniel Fagerstrom

> Brian McCallister wrote:
> > it seems to me the embedded Xindice option should work pretty
> > painlessly for most simple persistence needs. If it is hard to use, 
> > the better option may be to look at how to make it easier 
> to use. If 
> > an XML -> rdmbs automapper and schema generator is needed 
> it seems a 
> > lot like reinventing a new backend for an xml database.
> >
> > -Brian
> I agree, for many persistance needs an XML db, or even 
> storing XML files 
> in the file system is the best alternative.
> For the projects I work in however, and I think this 
> situation is rather 
> common, we already have a lot of customer data from other 
> data sources 
> in a relational data base. And we need to combine this data with user 
> input data in different ways. In this kind of context the 
> easiest way is 
> to store the user input in the db as well and using SQL to 
> combine data.

Yes, I agree with this.
And many companies only have one database system and all applications
*have to* use it as backend layer.


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