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From Mike Pogue <mpo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XML/Database Applications . . .
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2000 00:38:06 GMT

	IBM has such a thing, called "DB2 XML Extender", that maps XML either
to a single CLOB, or it can split and recombine the XML into multiple
database cells.

	I'm sure that Oracle must have a similar thing.  

	You might want to contact those companies directly, for information on
those XML products.  To my knowledge, there's no open source database
thing that does this.


Guy Hulbert wrote:
> Peter.
> I think the following:
>         http://www.w3.org/XML/Activity#schema-wg
> indicates that the answers to most of your questions are "yes".
> I don't think that the xml.apache mailing lists are the right place to
> post this kind of question though.
> On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Chen, PeterX wrote:
> |I would like to know if the XML community at large is interested in using an
> |application that works with XML and relational databases.  Specifically,
> |such an application would load an XML file into an existing table and be
> |able to map the data back out from the table into an appropriate XML file.
> |
> |If there is an interest in the XML community for such an application, are
> |you expecting such an application to be developed by database vendors as a
> |feature in their database, or are you expecting such an application to be
> |developed by third party vendors as a standalone application that works with
> |existing relational databases?  I would appreciate any and all responses.
> |Thanks you.
> |
> |Peter
> |
> |
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