recursing root element

James Tauber jtauber at
Fri Feb 26 14:31:00 GMT 1999

>Aquick question
><xdoc><xdoc>some text</xdoc></xdoc>
>i.e. a recursing root element, a legal XML document,
>>From my reading of section 2.1 it isn't but the MSXML parser lets it
>so I'm probabably wrong.

Yes, it's a legal (well-formed) XML document. I think the reason 2.1 might
have confused you is that you are taking "element" as if it were "element
type". Section 2.1 says there is only one *element* that is the root, not
that there is only one *element type*. The one *element* that is the root
can be of the same type as other elements in the document (as in your

Hope this helps.

James Tauber / jtauber at /
Associate Researcher, Electronic Commerce Network
Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

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