Re: [PATCH] Add XMLText function (SQL/XML X038)

From: Chapman Flack <chap(at)anastigmatix(dot)net>
To: Vik Fearing <vik(at)postgresfriends(dot)org>
Cc: Jim Jones <jim(dot)jones(at)uni-muenster(dot)de>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add XMLText function (SQL/XML X038)
Date: 2023-08-25 15:56:40
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On 2023-08-25 10:49, Vik Fearing wrote:
> I do not think this should be addressed in this patch because
> there are quite a lot of functions that need to handle this.

Indeed, as described in [0], we still largely provide the SQL/XML:2003
notion of a single XML datatype, not the distinguishable XML(DOCUMENT),
XML(CONTENT), XML(SEQUENCE) types from :2006 and later, which has a
number of adverse consequences for developers[1], and that wiki page
proposed a couple possible ways forward[2].



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