Subject RE: [firebird-support] Thanks all for info given
Author Tim
>I have to agree here as well... I had to plug some code into a soap service
>the other day... well hell! I still had to give it to the service exactly
>they way it was expecting it..! There's no magic there and it doesn't parse
>itself (nor does does it empty the dishwasher for me!)

Yep, that's my experience with XML as well. In a country where telecoms is
expensive and (outside urban areas), XML offers me exactly nothing except
hugely bloated data transfer files / records. And on top of that,
maintaining the data structures between client and server is a REAL pita.
It offers me no savings or ease of use anywhere at all.

And I certainly do not think that XML support should be part of a dbms.



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