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Re: [PATCHES] xml2 contrib patch supporting default XML namespaces

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Mike Rylander <mrylander(at)gmail(dot)com>, nikolay(at)samokhvalov(dot)com, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] xml2 contrib patch supporting default XML namespaces
Date: 2007-06-01 19:32:17
Message-ID: 200706011932.l51JWH610865@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Mike Rylander wrote:
> > I understand that XML support is planned and at least partially
> > implemented for 8.3, but many production instances will be unable
> > (or, in fact, unwilling) to upgrade to 8.3 for quite some time.
> > ?Because this patch is completely backward compatible it can
> > (theoretically) be included in future 8.1 and 8.2 releases, and for
> > those of us that need more full XML support in the short term the
> > upgrade of a contrib module is probably a very viable option -- it is
> > for me, anyway.
> 
> 8.3 contains XPath support which should cover the issue that this patch 
> addresses.  (Might wanna check.)  Since we're not going to put new 
> features into earlier releases, and contrib modules are not necessarily 
> source backward-compatible, I don't think this patch has a place in a 
> future PostgreSQL release.

Agreed.  XML is now more stabilized in the backend than when the patch
appeared, and it doesn't make sense to add features to an interface that
is to be used only for backward compatability.

Patch rejected.

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