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Re: [xml-dev] Better design: "flatter is better" or "nesting is better" ?

From: Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@-----.--->
To: Anne Thomas Manes <atmanes@-----.--->
Date: 10/4/2005 6:54:00 PM
On 10/4/05, Anne Thomas Manes <atmanes@g...> wrote:
> Perhaps "storage" is the wrong word, because it implies persistence to some
> type of data store, but the basic concept is valid. Either the XML is
> persistent or it is transient. If the XML is persistent, then the
> application works directly on the XML. If the XML is transient, then the XML
> is transformed into some other format (language objects, relational
> database, etc.) that the application works with.

I had a chunk of XML I was working with hanging around for the last 24
hours or so.  It's gone now.  Was it persistent or transient?

Where's the dividing line and why would I (or my XML) care?

Peter Hunsberger


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