load xml data local infile 'person.xml' into table person

Hi This is zubair working in cleartrip on mysql. when trying to load
xml file into mysql table ......
load xml data local infile 'person.xml' into table person

ERROR:

ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the
manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right
syntax to use near 'xml local infile 'person.xml' into table person'
at line 1

can anybody give solution using mysql 5.0

Load xml doesn't exist in mysql 5.0 (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/
5.4/en/load-xml.html says it was added in 5.4.4). Most obvious
solution would be to write some code to parse the xml and insert the
records for you.

Fred