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Re: Validating XML

by grantm (Parson)
on Dec 04, 2011 at 23:25 UTC ( #941775=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Validating XML

I use the following Perl 1-liner to help identify the offending part of a broken XML file:

perl -MXML::Parser -e "XML::Parser->new( ErrorContext => 3 )->parsefil +e(shift)" filename.xml

The diagnostic output from XML::Parser includes an ASCII arrow pointing to the bad bit. Of course if the line in question is over 1300 bytes long then that might be a little hard to read :-(

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