Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] XML
Author Doug Chamberlin
At 4/4/2003 09:43 AM (Friday), Paul Schmidt wrote:
>[snipped] I would
>think that for storing XML a BLOB or text field would be sufficient, as for
>processing XML, that's different, the database is a data store, XML is a data
>store, so you could add a lot of complexity to the engine trying to process
>what should be separate columns within an XML column.

Sorry, but I don't think XML really is a data store, despite people's
attempts to bend it into one. It is a data structure convention intended
for the basis of exchanging data between systems.