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Re: support for printing/exporting xml

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Brian Moore <brianmooreca(at)yahoo(dot)com>,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: support for printing/exporting xml
Date: 2004-02-12 19:44:21
Message-ID: 200402121944.i1CJiLI18197@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > > Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > > I assume the group agreed that adding XML to libpq was the way to
> > > > handle XML, with a hook in psql to call it.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure about that, but we certainly disagree with this kind
> > > of nonstandard XML when there is a perfectly good standard out
> > > there.
> >
> > OK, can you elaborate?  What is the non-standard part?  His choice of
> > tags?
> 
> Yes.  The SQL/XML standard has been discussed several times on this 
> list.  Additionally, it has been mentioned that an implementation in 
> libpq is too specific for some.  Some people want streaming interfaces, 
> some want it in the backend, etc.  I think there are going to be many 
> implementations of the XML theme, so I think it's premature to adopt 
> one of them into libpq.

OK, what do you suggest the poster does now?  Use SQL/XML?  Move it into
the backend?

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