XML is really not a tool that can be used to connect to databases. XML is pure data representation format. You'll still need to use JDBC to get to the DB. ------------------ Ajith Kallambella M. Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform.
Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Ajith's right - XML won't let you get to a database directly. In my book, though, I provide some ways you can transform relational data into XML data and vice-versa, so that you can use your relational data to drive a presentation layer via XSLT or transmit your relational data to another company. - Kevin ------------------ Kevin Williams Senior System Architect, Equient Corporation author of: Professional XML Databases
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