I’ve found a couple of usefull tools for importing URL based XML into Processing, and then querying/storing on a PostgreSQL DB.
SQLibrary is for getting Processing to communicate with a DB, and works with more than just PostgreSQL.
- installation instructions and download can be found here: http://bezier.de/processing/libs/sql/
- I have successfully been able to use this library to query the “iituim” DB
XMLElement is a Processing object that can be used to access URL based XML code, and to parse it. It acts as an XML representation on top of Processing.
- this tool can only only parse the UTF-8 (or plain ASCII) code inside of an XML file
- examples and built-in methods can be found here: http://processing.org/reference/XMLElement.html