following snippet is taken from workflow pdf manual ts.670.wf.pdf , page 62. Its a TeamSite development manual.
in this snippet, root element is 'template_script' but then again there is another 'workflow' element. so how there be an element outside root element ? As per xml syntax rules , all the elements have to be within root elemrnt only.
Can we have a code or CDATA anywhere in the xml doc ? inside or outside root element ? If I put a code at the beginning of the document as follows is it allowed ?
Please explain this syntax about elements outside root element.
Author and all-around good cowpoke
posted 6 years ago
1. No elements can exist outside the root element, trailing elements will probably be ignored by parsers.
2. Starting with any tag except <?xml will probably lead to an error although parsers may tolerate a document that starts with the root element - as you would discover by trying it. Even a single leading space will cause a parser error.
3. Hiding XML inside CDATA can lead to mysterious and hard to find bugs.