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- From: "Steve Muench" <email@example.com>
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 09:06:40 -0800
I'm familiar with lots of web servers and servlet
engines, but not specifically the NES. If it can
be used together with a Servlet Engine, then
you're in business for getting it to talk seamlessly
If you want to do your XML processing *inside*
the database running in the same memory address
space where your data lives, then Oracle8i
let's you do this in *either* Java or PL/SQL
or C or C++ with strongly W3C-standards compliant
versions of engines for working with XML, DOM,
XPath and XSLT, not to mention the bi-directional
link between richly structured Object/Relational
datatypes and XML as well as XML document searching.
Our offering to help users like yourself who may
be familiar with SQL and want to put SQL to work
with XML and XSLT to do some amazing things is
called the XSQL Servlet. This provides a framework
for declaratively tying the SQL, XML, and XSLT
worlds together in a straightforward way by
building "XSQL Pages" that are XML templates with
tags like <xsql:query> that let you assemble
a "datapage" of active XML-based content
from the database and elsewhere and then use
XSLT to transform it into a format that's
appropriate to the requester over the web.
It comes with lots of demos and a good tutorial
to get started.
Keep an eye out for the 0.9.8.6 release of
the XSQL Servlet due to be available on our
Oracle Technet website at
http://technet.oracle.com/tech/xml in the
next few days. It contains tons of new
functionality over the 0.9.6.2 release
that's there now.
Drop in to the XML Discussion Forum
on the technet website if you have specific
Oracle and XML questions we can help you with...
Steve Muench, Consulting Product Manager & XML Evangelist
Business Components for Java Development Team
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 6:11 AM
Subject: To Oracle or NOT to Oracle
| I've been following this list for about two months now and can
| that I am a "beginner" at designing XML anythings. If I'm asking too basic
| question please don't hesitate to tell me, or steer me to someplace else
| suited <g>.
| My situation is this...the company that I work for wants a project
| in XML, it is not overly complicated, but it poses some problems for me.
| want this project to be a "learning" project and for me to master XML (no
| pressure!) so I can do more complex projects. 2) No one here knows anymore
| than I do (which isn't alot) and nothing they have worked on has anything
| to do with the way this project has to work.
| Now, at this point I don't have much in the way of software for
| with XML although I have downloaded "ALOT" of demos that I thought would
| But alas, most of them won't do the trick. Especially since I have to
| this project for the government and it will be residing on a Netscape
| I thought that it might be a big help to me if I could get a
| set of XML tools with step by step instructions to walk me through some
| of using XML from start to finish....maybe using a database (which would
| well for my first project), or something else. To date I've looked at
| "Bluestones" Visual XML, and where that is a nice looking bit of fluff
| great Java interface, it seems to require too much proprietary software
| it's bluestone server) for me to use comfortably, and a few pieces of
| that they don't even make to run it (i.e. Xtrans). So, I look to Oracle
| it seems to have everything in it I need....but will it work well with
| Enterprise Server???? I'm prepared to get this software (my company now
| Oracle 7), but I need to make sure there are no exteme minuses for using
| the Enterprise Server.
| If Oracle isn't the answer...any suggestions???
| I've tried getting books on XML, but most seem to base their
| using the Microsoft software that uses "data islands" which evidently I
| use since I"m gonna be using the Enterprise Server......I have had Zero
| finding ANY helpful Developers books that give me the information I need.
| suggestions here???? There do appear to be two books being published soon
| using XML with the Enterprise Server (I saw them on Amazon.com) but they
| available yet.
| Any suggestions would be helpful at this time.....and if it isn't a
| problem, in a future message, lay out what I'm trying to do (especially if
| Oracle or Bluestone isn't what I want) and get some suggestions.
| Thanks!!!! Pete Malone
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