XML document structures must start and end within the same entity.
2018, Jan 08
Let’s try to find out when this error can occur and then will try to fix this with a solution.
Here is an Android XML layout which will cause the error mentioned.
If you observe closely, the layout XMl is started with <TextView> tag, but never ended with it.
So to avoid this error we have to make sure the TextView has an end tag. THis we can achieve in two ways. Either we can end the TextView with an end tag like </TextView> or we can end like />.
The later one only can work if your XML tag doesn’t has any child tags. For example: the earlier one should be used in case of LinearLayout or some similar ViewGroups where as the later one should be used in case of TextView, Button or some similar Views.
Below are the examples in both the ways t solve it:
If we have multiple XML tags in a single file, we should always close the XML tag before starting a new tag. If we have only a single XML tag in the file, we should close the tag at the end of the file.