[LINK] no more sun.com

Alex (Maxious) Sadleir maxious at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 20:19:04 AEDT 2011

The changes have been causing all sorts of trouble with Java and XML,
for example loading http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd
which is used for Enterprise Java Application Servers. Ironically it
is due to the bad behaviour of the Java XML libraries that this is an
issue; I have many times struggled with the fact that they fail to
allow for HTTP Proxies and don't provide a way to supply a cache on a
system wide level (you can redirect schemas to other locations in your
own xml documents and code but that doesn't help for 3rd party
libraries). They evidently were forced to restore the XSD files to
that locaton because the link works again.

Oracle trying to remove Sun from Java branding also caused a bug with
Eclipse: http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6969236

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:
> "Sun Microsystems, one of the original gangsters responsible for
> supplying all the electronics and infrastructure we now know as the
> internet, ceased to be Sun Microsystems in January of last year.
> Assimilated into the Oracle juggernaut, its operations no longer
> carry that familiar logo and soon they'll no longer even be
> referenced in the same spot on the internet. Yes, after 25 years of
> answering the call of sun.com, the company that no longer is will be
> letting go of its former domain name as well. The site has already
> been redirecting users to Oracle for quite a while, but come June
> 1st, it'll be like the Sun we knew had never even risen."
> http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/16/sun-com-the-twelfth-oldest-domain-on-the-internet-will-be-deco/
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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