Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 21 13:18:18 CEST 2003

Roman Suzi <rnd at onego.ru> writes:

> So, my understanding of XML is that it is like CSV format for a relational 
> DBMS table:
> XML for ? is like CSV for a RDBMS

I don't think this relation holds, for any ?. CSV is "derived" data,
whereas the RDBMS is the "real" data. Deriving these data is used for

In the applications that I consider useful for XML, XML is the "real"
data, instead of being derived from something. (and yes, I don't
consider SOAP a useful application)


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