XML gateways

Jones, Tim (CMR, Hobart) tim.jones at MARINE.CSIRO.AU
Tue Mar 20 15:29:55 CET 2001

Nice work!!

I am wondering though, if you are federating heterogenous XML databases why
do you need to scrape the returned HTML but instead operate on the XML or
are they not XML enabled?

Tim Jones

Database Manager
Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests
GPO Box 1538, Hobart Tas 7000, Australia.
Phone : (03) 62325222 (switch), (03) 62325213 (direct)
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E-mail: tim.jones at marine.csiro.au

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert A. (Bob) Morris [mailto:ram at CS.UMB.EDU]
> Sent: Tuesday, 20 March 2001 15:18
> Subject: XML gateways
> Here's some candy: we've built simple sample gateways to the USDA
> Plants site and the Simthsonian Mammal Species of the World
> site. Server-side perl makes up cgi requests to the site, parses
> the returned html and emits XML. Of course, it is a very
> unstable solution since
> changes to the site's html will break it. But we did it because we
> experiment with federating heterogeneous XML biodiversity databases.
> You can nibble at
> http://www.cs.umb.edu/efg/xml/junwan/DEVELOP/gateway/gateway2.html
> Bob Morris
> Jun Wan

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