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dbXML, XML:DB, XMLDB and friends

Thursday, June 10, 2004, 11:00 — 0 comments Edit

Today I googled for a mirrorsite of http://www.xmldb.org (which seems to be down) containing more information about the XML:DB API. One would think this shouldn’t be all to hard, but as Google removes all non text characters from queries (also if they are quoted) this becomse “XML DB”. And apparently everyone doing anything XML related to Databases - including peeps storing their adressbook.xml in MySQL BLOBs - is calling it XMLDB or DBXML.

This is also always funny when discussing such things with other developers.

Is it so hard to find a name for a tool that is not a mere description of the used technologies? Giving things an unambigous name is not only marketing, it’s really necessary.


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