Every so often you come across people desiring intense XML and RDBMS interaction. Recently, here: Technical Notes and Articles of Interest Â» MySQL 5.1 is gaining some momentum.
In MySQL land, this usually means “An XML Storage Engine would be great”. hrmm… a storage engine is a way to store a table. A table is a relational thingy. Surely what’s wanted is a good way to query an XML document and search for a specific XML document.
So, is what’s really wanted good XML indexers and the ability to extract parts (or the whole) of a document? Maybe there’s some extension to fulltext (along with some funky functions) that could bring an immense amount of power with dealing with XML?
What is there now? What do people do now? What do they want to do?
All interesting stuff