Something old and something new…

A couple of articles crept out of the last couple of days.

First a revamp of an old article about XML over HTTP to bring it in line with some of the stuff I’ve been presenting recently.

Next, something new that caught my eye to do with auditing in 11gR2.

I know it’s hard to get excited about auditing, but this stuff is pretty neat.



Native Oracle XML DB Web Services…

I’ve been playing around with Native Oracle XML DB Web Services in Oracle 11g Release 1 for a while and I’ve finally decided to release the article.

One of the reasons it’s been on the back burner for some time is I’ve been having trouble with the anonymous access configuration. I’ve still not got this sorted, but I decided to open it up and leave that section as a work in progress. I’ll keep looking at it and update that section if I get a satisfactory solution.



Update: I received the following quote on Metalink from the “Global Technical Lead XML Database”:

“Anonymous access to web services is not possible. Direct PL/SQL access without authentication would be a massive security hole.”