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Re: contrib\xml2 package's xpath_table function in PostgreSQL

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: HX Zheng <hx_zheng(at)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: contrib\xml2 package's xpath_table function in PostgreSQL
Date: 2010-02-01 15:50:54
Message-ID: 603c8f071002010750w4acf3da4t78b305abb16e59ff@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 4:00 PM, HX Zheng <hx_zheng(at)hotmail(dot)com> wrote:
> We have a huge system based on PostgreSQL with xml2 functions. From the
> PostgreSQL 8.4 documentation F.38.1. Deprecation notice, it looks like those
> functions are removed. However, our solution is very huge, and heavily
> depends on them.

The functions haven't actually been removed in 8.4, in spite of the
deprecation notice.  But it's very easy to use them in a way that
crashes the entire server, so you're playing with fire.  :-(

...Robert

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