XML is a way for storing structured data. Below there is a sample data represented by XML file.

Each well-formed XML document has to contains version of XML-standard it uses and single document element. Document element is a root item. All data must to be place under the document element.

XML comments should be placed into comment-blocks like this:

<!-- file: sample.xml -->
<?xml version="1.0"?>

<!-- our XML-document describes a purchase order -->
<purchase-order>

	<date>2005-10-31</date>
	<number>12345</number>

	<purchased-by>
		<name>My name</name>
		<address>My address</address>
	</purchased-by>

	<!-- a collection element, contains a set of items -->
	<order-items>

		<item>
			<code>687</code>
			<type>CD</type>
			<label>Some music</label>
		</item>

		<item>
			<code>129851</code>
			<type>DVD</type>
			<label>Some video</label>
		</item>

	</order-items>

</purchase-order>