[XML-SIG] xml vs. sql

Michael Mell mike@nthwave.net
Mon, 07 Jan 2002 09:22:26 -0800

I'm considering building a data-centric website using xml instead of the
usual SQL database. I expect the site will receive about 1000 hits per
day. There will never be more than a couple thousand records in the
data. I'm planning on using Apache, mod_python and Python's minidom. 

The benefits of doing without the database are:
    1. the data will be highly portable
    2. the data will not be subject to corruption
    3. no need for DB admin

Potential downsides:
    1. Slow processing under load
Any thing else I need to consider? 

Anyone care to share past experiences doing the same?


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