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- From: "Steve Muench" <email@example.com>
- To: "John Robert Gardner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 15:18:57 -0700
| Okay, I'm largely convinced/reassured.
| Are we storing native XML in Oracle, or intermediately putting it into
| tables, then indexing,then running searches on that?
We offer two approaches for storage of XML in 8i:
(1) If you're XML is being used as an Internet exchange format
for E-Business information, then it makes the most sense
to store the business information in the way that existing
applications, data warehousing tools, and reporting tools
can still leverage it, as well as in a way which enables
querying the data efficiently from any point of view
instead of through a fixed hierarchy imposed by a single
XML document structure. In practice, your business
data represents many virtual XML documents, depending
on the business task at hand.
(2) If you're storing XML marked-up legal proceedings or
contracts, or dissertations, then you can mix and match
our full-text searching and xml section searching over
documents and document fragments stored in character
In future releases when we're living in
an XML Schema aware environment with much more
datatype-rich schema information available, this
seamless XML-in and XML-out gets even smarter.
Steve Muench, BC4J Development Team & XML Evangelist
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