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From "Rogier Peters" <>
Subject RE: (dbxml) Generator vs Source
Date Thu, 18 Apr 2002 15:40:34 GMT
Hi Gianugo,

thanks for explaining, one more question: see below

> > - What are the reasons behind deprecating xmldb-generator?
> There was no reason for it anymore, given that FileGenerator 
> was able to 
> handle the XML:DB pseudo protocol directly. A Source is much more 
> flexible and there was no loss of functionality.

Well... one thing I liked about the generator was that you could pass a lot of stuff as parameters.
Although in the original xmldb-generator only the xpath parameter was used, but my custom
generator also used depth parameter, and because x-hive offers so much more options for querying
in their api, I can imagine I would need a lot of parameters.
The way this is solved in the xmldb-source, by putting a # behind the url, would IMHO become
less elegant as more parameters are added.
So I wonder what other mechanisms could be used for calling parameters on a source, if I'm
using different parameters in each map:mathch

> > - Should I write a source or a generator for X-Hive? (or, 
> has anyone looked into this already)
> I'd definitely go for the Source. And I'd be personally interested to 
> have a look at it :-)
> Ciao,
> -- 
> Gianugo
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