From the article: "The XMLable pattern defines a solution to managing information that is persisted as
XML data, but must also be managed as meaningful objects (i.e., not as a general data structure such as the DOM)
inside an application."
This pattern by Fabio Arciniegas is presented in the February 2000 article Design Patterns in XML Applications: Part II on XML.com.
The pattern discusses a persistence mechanism for dealing with XML data.
The object that are made persistant via the XMLable pattern are generally Domain Elements