XML News from Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sun has released MySQL Server 5.1.30 GA, "the first 5.1 production version of the popular open source database. MySQL 5.1.30 is recommended for use on production systems." Notable new features in this release include table and index partitioning, row-based and mixed replication a built-in job scheduler, new SQL diagnostic aids and performance utilities, and improved XML handling with XPath support. "ExtractValue() returns the content of a fragment of XML matching a given XPath expression. UpdateXML() replaces the element selected from a fragment of XML by an XPath expression supplied by the user with a second XML fragment (also user-supplied), and returns the modified XML. See Section 11.10, “XML Functions”."