On 3/9/11 10:11 AM, Bruce Momjian wrote: > If you are storing xml in an xml column just to get it >> validated, and doing no processing in the DB, then you'd probably >> prefer our current representation. If you want to build functional >> indexes on xpath expressions, and then run queries that extract data >> using other xpath expressions, you would probably prefer the other >> representation.
Then I think the answer is that we need both data types. One for text-XML and one for binary-XML. For my part, I don't use PostgreSQL's native XML tools for storage of XML data because the xpath functions are too slow and limited to make PG useful as an XML database. -- -- Josh Berkus PostgreSQL Experts Inc. http://www.pgexperts.com -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers