Re: [xsl] What is the benefit of xml over RDBMS

Subject: Re: [xsl] What is the benefit of xml over RDBMS
From: viewga <viewga@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 14:44:30 +0200
Hello Ashish,

Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 1:14:56 PM, you wrote:

AP> Where can it be applied????
AP> Since xml doesn't offer the contstaints, security and power of RDBMS,
AP> how and where can it be used???

To my own opinion:
1. As exchange protocol between two different RDBMS or RDBMS and some
other system - it's quite easy to make an XML document from sql queries
and then send it to other DB, parse and insert or whatever .....

2. As an neutral data format for later presentation(s) on web or
whatever. You make an XML from RDBMS, some other sources (look 1),
proprietary systems and transform through usage of XSL(T) to HTML,
WML, PDF, text and possibly other formats and shows - :).

3. As developer for web - to parralerizxe work of developers and
deszigners in team - on given xml (dtd) one builts design (presentation) and
at the same time others make an interface to DB to get data and make
an xml.

AP> What is the benefit of xml over RDBMS?????
In common there is no difference between DB and XML - it's different
beasts with different purposes and ideas behind.

Best regards,
 viewga                            mailto:viewga@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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