pros/cons of xml database

Michael Torrie torriem at
Wed Aug 25 09:20:47 MDT 2010

On 08/25/2010 08:39 AM, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> Wikipedia and Google have come up light on information about XML
> databases. What are the reasons that one would choose this approach?

An "XML database" makes about as much sense as an "HTML database" or an
"ASCII database."

While folks call certain DB engines that happen to emit XML-encoded data
and use XML-based languages and transformations as query languages an
"XML database" is uncertain to me.

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