XML:DB Initiative: API for XML Databases

A long time ago the XML:DB initiative started the development of a vendor-neutral Application Programming Interface (API) for XML databases. Despite the fact that since approximate 2001 there was no active maintenance, the API is still being used by database vendors.

The "eXist-db Open Source Native XML Database" does also support the XMDB interface, but the implementation is actually not based on ‘officially’ released API. Instead, the (extended) version used by eXist-db is only available through the CVS software archive and thus not really accessible.

The purpose of this website is to provide access to this special version of the API.

Disclaimer: The eXist-db project is in no way associated with the XML:DB Initiative