“How we store XML on the database is, excuse me, none of your business. The point is you can write an app using XML standards,” said Mark Drake, manager of product management for XML technology for the Redwood Shores, Calif. vendor.
“Whether we shred it, parse it, it doesn’t matter. There is no such thing as a native XML storage model, there is no W3c standard or 11th stone tablet, telling us how,” he noted.
So implementation doesn’t matter? I.e., performance doesn’t matter?
That’s not generally Oracle’s viewpoint in areas where it has a performance or implementation advantage, or even parity …