Evaluating lock-based protocols for cooperation on XML documents
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We discuss four different core protocols for synchronizing access to and modifications of XML document collections. These core protocols synchronize structure traversals and modifications. They are meant to be integrated into a native XML base management System (XBMS) and are based on two phase locking. We also demonstrate the different degrees of cooperation that are possible with these protocols by various experimental results. Furthermore, we also discuss extensions of these core protocols to full-fledged protocols. Further, we show how to achieve a higher degree of concurrency by exploiting the semantics expressed in Document Type Definitions (DTDs).