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Difference between valid XML doc and wellformed XML doc

Divya Gehlot
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Joined: Sep 10, 2006
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Hi,
Can any tell me whats the difference between valid XML document and well formed XML document.
As far as I understand we can say XML document is valid if it follows XML format and well format if it follows the XML schema format if its using any namespaces.
Am I in the right way?
Please confirm and help me in clearing my doubt.


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Ulf Dittmer
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It's the other way around. If it follows the XML spec then it's well-formed. It's valid if it validates according to some schema (which could be DTD, XML Schema or Relax-NG).
 
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