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   Re: JDBC and XML

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  • From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ifi.uio.no>
  • To: "Xml-Dev (E-mail)" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>, "XML-L (E-mail)" <XML-L@%LISTSERV.HEANET.IE>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 14:09:34 +0200

(Please don't follow-up to both lists (xml-dev and XML-L) even though I
did here. I had to do it so people would see that this question has been

* January Tsai
>Is there a JDBC driver for XML or something that works the same but named

XML is not a kind of relational database, so a JDBC driver for XML would not
make much sense. XML looks a bit like HTML, even though it does have something
in common with databases: the possibility store information in a structured

XML does have "something that works the same but is named differently": SAX.
SAX is a common API for XML parsers and is supported by nearly all Java XML

You can find it at:

There is also a higher-level API called DOM, which may also be suitable for
your purposes. You can find a list of DOM implementations at:


I hope this helped you.
--Lars M.

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