by Damien Katz
call this Semi Structured Data?
more context. Traditional file based systems are simple enough, this is how most PC applications have dealt with documents for a long time. MsOffice is a prime example: all documents are files. But a lack of a reporting capabilities and ConCurrency control limit what can be done, particularly in web applications.
- putting the document itself in the File System, with Meta Data in a Relational Data Base, might take care of some of those issues. (Of course, your Search Engine can't just spider the File System or it won't have the Meta Data available - but you can make web-based views that combine the 2 and have the Search Engine spider that.)
Views and their Indexes.