> >>Does MySQL 5 provide native XML support? ie, can I have a stored
> >>procedure return an XML string instead of a recordset? Can I pass in
> >>an XML string/doc and have the DB update relational tables based on
> > "native xml support", now, that's probably the funniest thing
> > I've heard all day :-)
> > What would that actually be?
> something like this I suppose
But, IMO, if you need to query elements in your XML, better
normalize the data structures and put it in tables...
That's what a database is supposed to be: tables with columns
Use XML for what is was intended.
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