Hi Guys, first post so please be kind :)

I am new to Hibernate, but not java or J2EE. maybe you guys can see some thing wrong with the hibernate.cfg.xml for the simple app I am developing. Using netbeans to run I get this exception...
SEVERE: Error parsing XML: hibernate.cfg.xml(16) The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.
Exception in thread "main" org.hibernate.HibernateException: Could not parse configuration: hibernate.cfg.xml
at org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration.doConfigure(Config uration.java:1494)
at org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration.configure(Configur ation.java:1428)
at sample.PopulateMessages.main(PopulateMessages.java :21)
Caused by: org.dom4j.DocumentException: Error on line 16 of document : The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup. Nested exception: The content of elements must consist of well-formed character data or markup.
at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.read(SAXReader.java:482)
at org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration.doConfigure(Config uration.java:1484)
validated the hibernate.cfg.xml file and everything is okay...perhaps you can see the error in the file
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-configuration PUBLIC
"-//Hibernate/Hibernate Configuration DTD//EN"
"http://hibernate.sourceforge.net/hibernate-configuration-3.0.dtd">

<hibernate-configuration>
<session-factory>
<property name="hibernate.connection.url">
com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
</property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class">
jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/hibexample
</property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.username">root</property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.password">xxxxxx</property>
<property name="hibernate.connection.pool_size">0</property>
<property name="hibernate.dialect">
org.hibernate.dialect.MySQLDialect
</property>
<property name="hibernate.show_sql">false</property>

<!-- "Import" the mapping resources here -->
<mapping class="hibtest.Message" />
</session-factory>
</hibernate-configuration>
Error relates to line 16 which is
<property name="hibernate.connection.pool_size">0</property>