XML Naming Rules

Posted on 18th February 2014

There are certain rules that must be followed when naming XML elements, attributes, entities etc..

XML is case-sensitive so the elements <Catalog>, <CATALOG> and <catalog> are all treated as different

The following are some valid XML names :

The following names are invalid:
<xml-Catalog> cannot start with the word xml
<movie=catalog> cannot contain =
<movie catalog> white space is not allowed
<100movie> cannot start with numbers

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