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   Re: Which elements can be root elements?

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  • From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.oasis-open.org
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 16:55:53 +0800

(Cut and paste answer)

You can use the Schematron open source schema language, which is
specifically aimed for the 1001 non-regular constraints that real data

Off the top of my head, the appropriate schema would look something like

<sch:schema  xmlns:sch="http://www.ascc.net/xml/schematron">
 <rule context="/*">
    <assert test="/X">The document should start with an X

Schematron home page at

Rick Jelliffe

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