Here's what I'm trying to do: I have a build a report based on query results. In the query result, one field is a CLOB (which contains XML. The XML contains two tags - "description" and "count"). I want to read (&parse) the XML and store the "description" and "count" in a hashmap. But when I try to parse it, I end up in an error. I'm currently using XmlParse but I got an error "The markup following the root element should be well formed." I immediately used IsXml() to find out if the XML I am reading is well formed. And the answer is "NO".
Could someone help me in converting it into a "well formed" one?
(This is what I've tried: I appended "<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>" to the XML I'm reading coz it was missing this. I later used XmlFormat to convert the XML into a string format. But IsXML tells me that even this is not well formed.)
XML encodes information is a specific way. Well-formedness determines whether or not a string is an XML document in the first place.
However, as well-formedness can be broken by any arbitrary number of factors, it is in general impossible to automate the repair process to recover a well-formed XML document. You have to do it manually, using an XML or a text editor.