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Re: XML ouput for psql

From: Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, greg(at)turnstep(dot)com,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: XML ouput for psql
Date: 2003-03-06 01:32:04
Message-ID: 3E66A514.8060403@joeconway.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> This is also a good time to stop and ask whether the frontend/backend
> protocol needs to change to support this.  Not having read the spec,
> I have no idea what the low-level transport needs are for XML output,
> but I suspect our present protocol is not it ...

It might be interesting to modify the protocol (and the backend at the 
point of projection to the front end) so that a user defined formating 
function could be applied and either accepted or rejected by the front 
end. Perhaps one flavor of XML output is a start, but I could imagine 
wanting a custom or even different "standard" output format.

Joe


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