Just here as a small side note, some steps to do a XMLDB clean installation without other more unnecessary functionality. Depending on using the Protocol Server or not, also take into account database parameter settings like SHARED_SERVERS (eg. value=5), JAVA_POOL (XQuery and other support), PGA_AGGREGATED_TARGET (DOM validation), SGA_TARGET or MEMORY_TARGET, LARGE_POOL (shared server). My advise would be to not use automatic memory wizards while using XML DB. Although I don’t have a good example anymore at hand, I have seen no or to late response of the database while working with statements that needed a lot of DOM validation in memory. If possible use unicode characterset for your database, AL32UTF8, to avoid future issues within your environment regarding NLS conversion issues.