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standalone attribute

 
Andy Smith
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Whats the use of this attribute.. how does this effects the processing of the XML?
 
Arun Prasath
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The standalone attribute tells the parser/processor whether the document contains reference to external markup declarations (e.g., DTD) or not.
if standalone attribute is set to yes, it means the document doesnt contain any external reference.

by default the standalone attribute has value "no".
Further details can be found in this URL
 
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