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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: dbxml
Date Fri, 30 May 2003 22:19:45 GMT
Hi John,

Personally I'd very much like to see dbxml integrated with Cocoon in 
some way - as Cocoon processes XML natively it would make a lot of 
sense to be able to store it in an industrial-strength native XML 
database, which I assume dbxml is or is going to be.

Does dbxml implement an industry-standard API (assuming there is one), 
or would a specific API be needed to interface with it?
The Cocoon xmldb block uses the org.xmldb API, but IIUC it is limited 
to querying databases.

Note also that  the Cocoon team would need to look at dbxml's license 
to see if it can be distributed with Cocoon. IIUC correctly from, dbxml's license is viral unless one pays a license, and 
AFAIK this is not compatible with licensing requirements for an Apache 

Hope this helps - I'm no specialist in either xmldb or licensing but I 
like the idea of having a powerful XML database work with Cocoon.
   Bertrand Delacretaz (,
   XML, java, XSLT, Cocoon, FOP, mentoring/programming/teaching

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