May 18, 2000
Changes: New APIs to free memory used by the Java object using the PL/SQL parser.
October 1, 1999
Now uses the Oracle XML parser for Java V2.
The xmlparser package has been split into two: xmlparser, which contains methods for parsing an XML document and xmldom, which contains methods to manipulate the DOM tree
Methods to parse and set a DTD have been added to xmlparser
Methods to print DOMNodes and external DTDs have been added
Support for namespaces has been added
XSLT support has been added and is available in the xslprocessor package
This is the first production release
Oracle XML Parser for PLSQL 126.96.36.199.0
July 2, 1999
Now uses the Oracle XML parser for Java V188.8.131.52.
More API documentation has been added and the installation instructions in the READMEs have been expanded.
This is the first beta patch release
Oracle XML Parser for PLSQL 184.108.40.206.0
April 19, 1999
The Oracle XML parser for PLSQL is an early adopter release and is written in PLSQL and Java. It will check if an XML document is well-formed and, optionally, if it is valid. The parser will construct an object tree which can be accessed via PLSQL interfaces.
The licensing agreement is found in LICENSE. The parser is currently available only for testing purposes. We expect to make the parser available for commercial use in the future.
Please post any questions, comments, or bug reports to the XML Forum on the Oracle Technology Network at http://technet.oracle.com. At this time OTN is your only support resource.
The parser conforms to the following standards:
* The W3C recommendation for Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 at
* The W3C recommendation for Document Object Model Level 1 1.0 at
The parser currently supports the following encodings: UTF-8,
BIG 5, US-ASCII,
GB2312, EUC-JP, ISO-2022-JP, EUC-KR, ISO-2022-KR, KOI8-R, ISO-8859-1to -9, EBCDIC-CP-*, and Shift_JIS. UTF-8 is the default encoding if none is specified. Any other ASCII or EBCDIC based encodings that are supported by the Oracle 8i database may be used. Additional encodings will be added to the list of supported encodings in future releases.
The parser also provides error recovery. It will recover from most errors and continue processing until a fatal error is encountered.
The following directories and files are found in the release:
license.html - licensing agreement
readme.html - this file
doc/ - API documentation
lib/ - contains the XML parser archive
sample/ - contains examples of how to use the XML parser