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xml validation

 
Sanjay. Kulkarni.
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Hi,

Assuming my xml is as :
<messages>
<note id="501">
<to>Tove</to>
<from>Jani</from>
<heading>Reminder</heading>
<body>Don't forget me this weekend!</body>
</note>
<note id="502">
<to>Jani</to>
<from>Tove</from>
<heading>Re: Reminder</heading>
<body>I will not</body>
</note>
</messages>


I would like to create dtd/schema for that. Also would like to validate that xml using DOM. Please suggest
 
Paul Clapham
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The Ranch's own XML FAQ page links to several resources about validating XML via DTD or schema.
 
Sanjay. Kulkarni.
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for your reply.
Is there any way to validate xml (find missing tags, improper tags, and the special characters) without using any of dtd or xsd.
Please help with java example for the above.
 
Tim Moores
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Validation implies the presence of some form of schema (DTD, XSD, Relax-NG). But it sounds as if you want to check whether an XML document is wellformed instead. Simply parse the XML and see if an exception happens.
 
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