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4/30/02 - W3C specifications.
W3C's XML Query and XSL Working Groups have published today (April 30) new updated drafts of the following specifications:
Comments and feedback on the drafts solely addressed to the working groups should instead be sent at email@example.com (archives at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-query-comments/ ).
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Latest versions always available from the XML Query page at http://www.w3.org/XML/Query
Slides on XML from Silbershatz Book
XML and Security
XML and E-Business (Posted on March 27, 2001)
XML and Information Retrieval
XML News and Events
XML Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
XML Benchmark Posted.
This item was posted on DB-World by Timo Boehme [email@example.com]
We recently developed and published a benchmark called XMach-1 to evaluate the performance of XML data management systems. It is the first multi-user benchmark for XML data management we know of. It is applicable to both XML-enabled relational DBMS and native XML data management systems and supports both schema-less and schema-based XML data.
The workload consists of a mix of 8 query types and 3 update operations. To account for current limitations of available systems we allow these operations to be implemented at the application layer.
We have now released a data generator, implemented in Java, to populate the XML benchmark database. It generates a variable number of XML documents of well-defined characteristics (size, contents, structure). The data generator was successfully used for different systems and is freely available.
XMach-1 web page:
XMach-1 was announced in several places, e.g.