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Jon Stephens

Jon Stephens works on the MySQL Documentation Team, writing about MySQL Cluster, Partitioning, Replication, and XML. He's the co-author and editor of the MySQL 5.1 Cluster Certification Guide (MySQL, 2007), and co-authored the PHP 5 Cookbook (Apress, 2005) and MySQL Database Design and Optimzation (Apress, 2004). He is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and can consume his own weight in pepparkakor in one sitting. He blogs about MySQL (and other things) at, and invites your questions and comments about using XML with MySQL in the MySQL XML Forum.

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