Oracle Increases XML Support

SAN MATEO (04/03/2000) - Oracle Corp. last week extended its support of XML in an effort to bridge the development gap between XML and Java, adding XML support to its JDeveloper 3.1 product and an XML Schema Parser to its XDK (XML developer's kit).

Oracle JDeveloper 3.1 now supports XSQL (XML Structured Query Language) Pages, allowing developers to edit and debug Java programs that can query the database and return formatted XML. The support also will allow developers to insert XML into databases without rewriting code.

In addition, JDeveloper's integrated servlet engine allows developers to view the XML output generated by their Java code in the same environment as their program source, according to company officials.

Oracle also has added an XML Schema Processor for Java to its Oracle XDK. The Schema Processor supports both simple and complex data types for processing and validating XML Schemas.

The Oracle XDK is available now via download from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at technet.oracle.com, with JDeveloper 3.1 available in April.

Oracle Corp., in Redwood Shores, Calif., can be reached at www.oracle.com.

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