one more question thats been bothering me..
how do XML databases form relationships between
t elements that are stored as objects...is it defined
hierarchical setup of these objects in the XML schema?
--- Ronald Bourret <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> kirtana subramanian wrote:
> > does an xml parser provide mapping of the xml
> > /objects to a database??
> No. This is the role of products layered on top of
> the parser. For a
> list of such products, see:
> > if not what is the role of an xml parser??
> It parses the XML document and returns information
> (element and
> attribute names, text, comments, etc.) about that
> document to the
> application. Most parsers return information as a
> tree of DOM objects or
> a series of SAX events. Other forms are possible.
> For example, some
> parsers build a tree of JDOM objects (similar to
> DOM, but optimized for
> Java). Others have proprietary events.
> Finally, there is nothing to stop you from writing a
> specialized parser,
> such as one that does what you want (provide mapping
> of the xml elements
> to the database). However, very few people do this
> since it's easier to
> build your application on top of an existing parser.
> -- Ron
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