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Re: Re: From TODO, XML?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: mlw <markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
Cc: "Frank Ch(dot) Eigler" <fche(at)redhat(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: From TODO, XML?
Date: 2001-07-30 14:43:04
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> > > I have managed to get several XML files into PostgreSQL by writing a parser,
> > > and it is a huge hassle, the public parsers are too picky. I am thinking that a
> > > fuzzy parser, combined with some intelligence and an XML DTD reader, could make
> > > a very cool utility, one which I have not been able to find.
> > >
> > > Perhaps it is a two stage process? First pass creates a schema which can be
> > > modified/corrected, the second pass loads the data.
> > 
> > Can we accept only relational XML.  Does that buy us anything?  Are the
> > other database vendors outputting heirchical XML?  Are they using
> > foreign/primary keys to do it?
> Then what's the point? Almost no one creates a non-hierarchical XML. For the
> utility to be usefull, beyond just a different format for pg_dump, it has to
> deal with these issues and do the right thing.

Oh, seems XML will be much more complicated than I thought.

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