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XML vs database

Topics: Business Logic Layer
Nov 25, 2010 at 12:44 AM

I am wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of XML and database are for BE.  I think that the one advantage  that I can see of a database over XML for users/posts etc. is that a database is easier to read in a table format.  I would be interested in others opinions. Thank you.

Nov 25, 2010 at 2:35 PM
Edited Oct 24, 2011 at 6:14 PM



I am wondering the same and started a discussion on it here:


My I personally like xml vs other databases.  But, thats because:

1. I use Free Hosting which has very limited databases size.

2. I know xml better than sql.   I only have basic understanding of sql and lots more understanding of xml.

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