XML validation in Eclipse

Eclipse logo Eclipse is the XML editor I have been using the most to edit ForgeRock core docs, which are in DocBook 5 XML. The tag completion works for me. So does document validation.

But I am not using the default XML file validation preferences. First, I want to see all the errors, so have checked “Enable markup validation.”

Second, the core docs use XInclude so the book files include chapters and so forth with <xinclude:include href='chap-name.xml' /> elements. Therefore, I have checked “Process XML Inclusions” as well.

Eclipse XML file validation preferences

Seems like “Process XML Inclusions” should be checked by default, but it is not.

Now I can right-click (or Ctrl+click) an XML file, and then run Validate from the context menu.

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