Is this Immpossible !!

Abhishek Srivastava abisheks at
Wed Oct 20 07:29:16 BST 1999

Hi All,

I have the following requirement. A client wants to query a database. It sends out an SQL Query to the Database server. At the server side, instead of returning a recordset, it returns an XML File.

The client on receiving the XML file, parsers it for "Validity" (to be sure that all elements it had asked for are there).

Problem is that at the server side, How to build the xml document.
Presently, I am doing something like this

String("<Name>") + rs.getField("auName") + String("</Name>")

However, this is a very inelegant approach as the code is full of such string concatenations.

Is there a more elegant solution to this ?  All the material on XML talks about parsing and reading XML. What about writing them ? Are there DOM / SAX Api extensions available that would 
create "VALID" XML documents without clutter in the code ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks & Best Regards,
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