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Thread: XML DB Vs MySQL

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    Whenever I have to give an option to admin of the website to be able to change content on individual pages, I store the content in the database (most of the time MySQL). A new guy in my company joined recently and has advised me to use XML for storing text content of the websites which according to him is a better way then storing it into the database.
    I want to know what are the main advantages of using XML file for storing text content or are there any ? Would love to know both the pros and cons.

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    Database is more flexible but may require more system resources if it gets big enough. XML is readable by almost any language or operating system, but tons of flat files can get messy if you have a large site. For small stuff, a whole DB is usually overkill.


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