The English version of this specification is the only normative version. In particular, erratum [E09] relaxes the restrictions on element and attribute names, thereby providing in XML 1.0 the major end user benefit currently achievable only by using XML 1.1.
However, for translations of this document, see Technology? As a consequence, many possible documents which were not well-formed according to previous editions of this specification are now well-formed, and previously invalid documents using the newly-allowed name characters in, for example, ID attributes, are now valid.
Copyright © 2008 The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a subset of SGML that is completely described in this document.
Its goal is to enable generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now possible with HTML.
It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited from another document.