Well-Formed and Valid
Suppose that I have an XML document, but I don't claim that it's valid.
This could mean any of the following:
- There's no DTD for this document, or
- There is a DTD for this document, but it's off on a server somewhere and I
don't want to get it, or
- There's a DTD available right here, and in fact if I were to check, the
document would be valid, but all I'm doing is displaying or indexing
it, so I don't care about the DTD.
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