sorry for my noobness, i'm still a jr and the boss ask me to learn xml because i'll have to work on a ticket selling site.
oke no problem there, i luv learning. so i read all the xml tut on w3school. it's not that hard, but more i read and more i began to question myself.
it's like a temp db ! why go thru an xml if you can just send it to the db ?
i've talk with some fellow workers and they told me it's because it's easier to modify data, hmmm.. ok, but you still need a parser of some sort, the lines of code needed for the parser is similar to the code needed to query the db.
i'm the black sheep, i just don't take all for cash, i need to know why.
can you highlight me on good ... or why ... use of xml. (hardware config maybe, i saw the the network guy do some neat stuff with xml, but not on a web site ... i can do the same stuff with php and a db)
and while i'm at it, what's the security like on xml ? db can get query injection, is xml more secure in some way ?