well-formed XML


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well-formed XML

XML data that conforms to the rules of XML syntax. There is typically little or no tolerance for straying from any electronic standard. However, HTML, the tag-based format language created prior to XML, was allowed to meander. Web browsers were written to tolerate sloppy HTML coding, resulting in variations of HTML pages that caused problems down the line. When XML came along, adherence to the rules was enforced, hence, "well-formed" code. See XML.
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XML 1.0 also states that all prolog components are optional, but that a well-formed XML document should begin with an XML declaration.
Well-formed XML is used by systems exchanging information or when humans edit portions of XML document content.
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Well-formed XML documents are those that conform to the basic format in which XML is designed.