quote:I don't see this article as arguing for XML as a data management tool...
quote:Since the big XML push of several years back, the first time I found a practical use for it was this year as way of writing out some meta-data that needed to be re-parsed. For this purpose, it saved me countless hours of writing a custom parser.
quote:quote:I don't see this article as arguing for XML as a data management tool...That is exactly what he is arguing when he says that allowing the XML data type in SQL Server is "the right thing to do." By allowing XML into your SQL Server databases, you are effectively relegating SQL Server to the role of XML staging area.
quote:In response to your article which argues that XML is a good way to manage data,
quote:The relational model of data is based on sound scientific theory. What is the XML "model" based on?
quote:For data transmission, ANY agreed upon format will work
quote: (who says a CSV can't contain compete transactions?)
quote:Why choose one that is as bloated as XML? Just because it is readable? Seems like pretty flimsy reasoning to me...