Oracle XML

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Sun Nov 15 05:03:08 GMT 1998

Tyler Baker wrote:
> "Philippe Le Hégaret" wrote:
> > K. Travis Walsh wrote:
> > >
> > > Oracle officially anounced today it's XML strategy.
> > >
> > > For those of you who didn't know there is a java parser built into this
> > > new release of Oracle 8i.
> >
> >   Like netscape, They can't write well-formed XML document.
> >
> >   <?xml version="1.0"> is not a well-formed XML document.
> >
> Hey give them a break.  Forgetting that little question mark is something
> everyone has done from time to time when handcrafting XML documents.  I
> cause I have done this many times.  If XML did not inherit SGML's syntax,
I bet
> we would all of a much cleaner syntax to work with with less user errors
as a
> result.
> Tyler

All right, already.  Why is this worthy of a posting to XML-Dev rather than
a polite note to their Webmaster?  Proving that you know more about XML
than Oracle and Netscape, however easy and gratifying that may be, doesn't
further the knowledge base of the XML community in any way that I at least
consider significant.

Could we help people and companies fix problems rather than broadcast
problems onto the largest screen possible?  Pointing out problems like this
only makes XML's oddities seem like more of a barrier to 'proper'
development than they really are.

Simon St.Laurent
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