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DevX: Integrate Cocoon with PostgreSQL for XML-driven Apps

Feb 01, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wellie Chao)

"Cocoon is a powerful tool for publishing content to multiple formats from XML. It can be used for static content, but its most powerful application is publishing dynamically generated XML streams. The XML streams can come from database information wrapped in XML tags, from XHTML Web site content from a remote site (as would be common in portal integration), from Web services, or from a multitude of other sources.

"This article describes how to integrate Cocoon with PostgreSQL, a leading open source database. Once you learn how to access PostgreSQL data (or any other relational database) from Cocoon, you can develop robust XML-driven applications with a relational backend. Think about it: XML is highly structured data; relational databases store highly structured data--it's a natural fit..."

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