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

From: "Mike Rylander" <mrylander(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: 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 19:32:39
Message-ID: b918cf3d0706011232k6791cee1rbfe5b99938324beb@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 6/1/07, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> 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.

I agree, assuming the upcoming XML support can handle default
(unprefixed) namespaces.


-- 
Mike Rylander

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