Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] XML
Author Martijn Tonies
> > > > That still leaves the question though, how is a database engine
> >to
> > > > deal with it?
> > >
> > > By exposing a DOM/SAX parser for use in PSQL code.
> >
> >Perhaps by a "built-in" external function (udf library) that's
> >always available? Just like "ibudf"?
> There seems broad consensus that XML is general, cross platform, and cross
> industry segment. It has not been discussed, but I am prepared to argue
> the server overhead to generate or deconstruct XML is less than the cost
> shipping the data in out or into the server to perform the operations on
> client.

Well, if XML is something, it for sure isn't a standard [anymore].

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase & Firebird
Upscene Productions

See you at the First European Firebird Conference in May in Fulda, Germany