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Using XmlSplit In A Batch Process

October 12, 2015

What if you have a number of large XML documents each of which needs to be split?

Why Multiple Core Processors Do Not Help XML Parsing

July 7, 2015

Google search results for "Multiple core XML parsing" lists numerous research reports on the use of XML parsers to implement parallel processing...

Editing Large XML Files

March 24, 2014

If you have a need to modify a large XML file you may have difficulty finding a suitable editor, especially if the XML file is in the gigabyte size range.


November 8, 2013

Sometimes it is necessary to split up a large XML document that has an associated XML schema. If each split file must be valid with respect to the same schema then...

Splitting XML Files: Some Gotchas

August 29, 2012

A common requirement for splitting XML files is to create multiple, smaller XML files...

Valid XML vs Well-formed XML

May 14, 2012

An XML document may be well-formed and not be valid. This article explains the difference between these two concepts.

Split XML And Repeat Header Element

April 24, 2012

This article shows how to use the XmlSplit program to split an XML document and include the header element from the source document in each of the split files.

XML Editors: Some Are Not

February 22, 2012

If you are looking for an XML Editor make sure it enforces proper XML grammar. As a simple test, copy and paste the following text into the editor:

What Is A Byte Order Mark?

November 15, 2011

Have you ever gotten an error like "Missing byte order mark" or "Byte order mark found" and wondered what the error message means?..


June 3, 2011

There has been a substantial debate in recent years on choosing between JSON and XML as a data format.

Removing Illegal Characters in XML Documents

October 4, 2010

The W3C XML 1.0 specification identifies a range of valid characters.This article explains the meaning of this rule and provides a C# method that locates any illegal characters.

Browsers Don't Get XML

September 7, 2010

One would think that with the pervasiveness of XML, Internet browsers would do a good job of handling XML files. But they don't.

XML Vulnerabilities

February 20, 2010

There are a number risks associated with XML, ranging from poor design and coding practices to intentional exploits that pose poential security threats. Here are some of the most common XML related vulnerabilities.

XML Parsers

February 10, 2010

The W3C XML 1.0 Specification requires an XML document to be "Well-Formed" which basically means that it has a correct syntax. This article addresses how an XML parser locates well-formed errors.

Http Overload

October 23, 2009

An article posted on the W3C team blog by Ted Guild on February 8, 2008 describes a significant problem that is easily preventable if developers exercise due diligence.

What do XML, the IRS, NSA and Homeland Security have in common?

October 9, 2013

They are involved with the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) that is used by thousands of government agencies and corporations.

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