All the XML and XSLT files above have been formatted using xmllint --format. There are many other XML formatters, for example tidy, xml_pp and xmlstarlet. If you track your XML files in version control I would recommend using a formatter you’re comfortable with to give yourself an advantage when comparing revisions. Some formatters like xmllint can validate the input against a schema definition. If you’re dealing with XML which is consumed and/or produced by different systems I would recommend creating and enforcing a schema at each system to ensure interoperability.


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