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    An XML Snippet is a section of XML data containing an element. What makes if different from an XML Document is the element does not have to be declared as a root element in the XML Schema, it can be an element defined in-place within the schema or as a xs:complexType.

    So looking at the following example

     

    XML Document & XML Snippet
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    <Person>
       <Name>
          <Forename>Joe</Forename>
          <Surname>Blogs</Surname>
       </Name>
       <Address>
          <Line1>5</Line1>
          <Line2>Acacia Av</Line2>
          <Line3>Springfield</Line3>
       </Address>
    </Person>
    

     The element 'Person' is declared as a root element in the schema, so this is a valid XML document and is also an XML Snippet.

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    <Name>
       <Forename>Joe</Forename>
       <Surname>Blogs</Surname>
    </Name>
    

     The element 'Name' is declared inline within the definition for 'Person', and is NOT a root element.

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    <Address>
       <Line1>5</Line1>
       <Line2>Acacia Av</Line2>
       <Line3>Springfield</Line3>
    </Address>
    

    The element 'Address' is declared using the complexType 'AddressType', and is NOT a valid root element.

    Reading XML Snippets

    Special considerations and API methods should be used when reading XML Snippets, see

     Writing XML Snippets

     Special considerations and API methods should be used when writing XML Snippets, see