Re: [xml] XML validation

On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 05:52:19PM -0800, Rush Manbert wrote:
Yan Seiner wrote:
I have an embedded system that uses XML extensively.  Many of the XML 
files are modified and generated by other software.  I am looking for a 
simple XML well-formedness checker, something I can point at an XML file 
and tell the user that s/he has a problem with file xyz.xml around line 
YYY or maybe element XXX.

Does any such thing exist?  I've found RXP, but it doesn't use 
libxml.... I really don't want to introduce more stuff into my (already 
bloated) embedded box...

The obvious answer is xmllint 


(which needs a DTD).

  no :-) . Well formedness is tested just by running
    xmllint --noout file.xml

and only well-formedness errors will be printed there, and possibly some
warning (which can be suppressed with --nowarning).
Then validity can be checked against the DTD (--valid or --dtdvalid),
or XSD and Relax-NG (see xmllint help), but that doesn't seems to be the


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