[sf-perl] Some well-formed XML?

Josh Berkus josh at agliodbs.com
Tue Sep 20 11:25:59 PDT 2005


> The general problem of turning a tree into a database structure is non-
> trivial (at least if you want a useful result [1]).  OTOH, I understand
> that it's possible to dump and reload a database, using XML as the
> transfer format.  Is there a standardized way to express how this should
> be done?

PostgreSQL?  Not currently.  It's been proposed but was held up by a lack 
of a standard XML format for table dumps.  I think someone found one, but 
if so they've just started work.  Besides, most of the discussion was 
about XML query output rather than dumps.

Of course, "held up due to a lack of standards" could describe a lot of 
XML-based tech ;-)


Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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