Formatting XML child parent structure

Posted on 2015-02-12
Last Modified: 2015-03-04
I am trying to figure out how to structure my xml document to show
a state as a parent and the counties of that state as its children.
I  have attached a copy of the file.  Am I doing this correctly?
Question by:cookiejar
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Expert Comment

by:Mark Bullock
ID: 40607299
Move the following to the line after the last county in your state:  </state>

The idea is that the county tags are in between the opening state tag <state ...> and the closing state tag </state>

Author Comment

ID: 40608632
Just to see if I understood.  Is the following correct?  I want to add other states as well with their counties.

<?xml version="1.0"?>

      <state weather="rainy">Washington      
              <name>Franklin County</name>
              <origin>Whitman County</origin>
       <state weather="sunny">California      
              name>Los Angeles</name>
              <countyseat>Los Angeles</countyseat>
              <origin>Los Angeles</origin>
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Expert Comment

by:Mark Bullock
ID: 40609370
Yes that is valid XML.
You can open your .xml file in Chrome or Firefox (and maybe Internet Explorer) and it will show you a nice indented view if your syntax is correct.
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Accepted Solution

mccarl earned 500 total points
ID: 40611513
I would also move the name of the sate into either it's own element or an attribute of the state element, such as...

<state weather="sunny">

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<state weather="sunny" name="California">

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