[XML-SIG] xml vs. sql

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
Tue, 8 Jan 2002 08:17:50 +0100

> I'd prefer to find a more generic solution. The generic solution would
> allow any common language (Java, Perl, Python, PHP come to mind) to
> manage the data. We're back to XML, right?

Yes, probably. A database which is equally supported in all these
languages is another option (and which fulfills your requirement of no
administrative overhead). BSDDB (www.sleepycat.com) comes to mind;
this is a database format that requires no database management, is
accessible from all these languages, and is *very* efficient.