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   Re: [xml-dev] XML-enabled databases, XQuery APIs

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I think this sums things up nicely and also matches the degree of 
implementation difficulty. One also shouldn't discount the utility of 
the simpler storage mechanisms -- there's always applications for which 
they are sufficient.

-- Ron

Ken North wrote:

> The techniques I mentioned were presented in an order that's basically moving up
> the food chain: CLOBs -> storing structure information -> XMLType.
> Even if you're storing XML in a CLOB, there's added value in providing to the
> DBMS a definition of the document structure.


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