Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] BLOB Filter
Author Jim Starkey
Dimitry Sibiryakov wrote:

>[Jim wrote]
>>The engine's responsibility is to store and fetch blobs, and if asked
>>politely, find a filter to go from A to B. It was never intended that the
>>feature would restrict usage.
> I think this approach gives user too long rope.
It's absolutely necessary. A database serving as a content store for a
web application has to store jpeg, gifs, pngs, and who else knows what
else. Are you suggesting that a separate table or fields are required
for each image type? How does an application find the image if it only
knows it's name and not it's type?

You are arguing against polymorphism. You can't win this one.


Jim Starkey
Netfrastructure, Inc.
978 526-1376