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XML and Perl by Ilya Sterin, Mark Riehl

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XML::DBMS Perl Module

The XML::DBMS Perl module is middleware for transferring data between XML and relational databases. Originally written by Ronald Bourret as a Java library, it was later ported to Perl by Nick Semenov. In this section, I’ll be discussing version 1.1 of this library. Although it is a very powerful module, it is still lacking some important features. Most (if not all) of the missing features will be addressed in Version 2.0.

One of the missing features in the current version is type checking. The type-checking feature will allow users to transfer data between different database types. Using Version 1.1, you have to manually manage the different data types. As of this writing,Version 2.0 is still in alpha stages, so I won’t ...

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