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From Fernando Padilla <f...@interdimensions.com>
Subject Re: best practice inserting bobs or images into xindice
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2003 03:39:23 GMT

Sorry for the digression.  But I hold a slightly different view.  
Filesystems do not have a transactional nor a distributed interface.

On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, Florian Schaper wrote:

> You most likely don't want to store binary data in any database. Storage of
> data is better left to the filesystem since you most likely don't want so
> search for bit-patterns?
> 
> That rule is valid for most databases since it slowes them down conciderably
> .)
> 
> ./regards
> 
> Florian
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Saxton" <dsaxton@pacbell.net>
> To: <xindice-users@xml.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 1:05 AM
> Subject: best practice inserting bobs or images into xindice
> 
> 
> > Hi
> >  I am just beginning with Xindice 1.0. This is fun!
> >
> > I have a couple questions.
> >
> > I have IDREFs. e.g. reference from employee to boss. is there any more
> elegant way to resolve them,  say to Name, other than an additional fetch? I
> think I am looking for something like an SQL view.
> >
> > I am aware that the ability to insert blobs was removed. I assume blobs
> were being used to store images, but didn't find a discussion about its
> replacement.  Now I wonder what is the current best practice for storing
> such ancilary parts.  Is it this: encode the binary as text chars and wrap
> in xml as cdata? Any restriction on the encoding? And finally is the i/o
> transformation a good job for XMLObject?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Don
> >
> 
> 


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