I am trying to ask a question which contains sample XML code but I can't paste sample XML code in the question. How it can be done?


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Note that if your XML doesn't get recognized despite the code block, you can add

<!-- language: lang-xml -->

before the code block. This has been elaborated in this page and further in here.

Feature was added in 2011 so I realize it was not available at the time the question and the other answers were placed.


You need to paste your XML, and then highlight the lines in question, and press on the "code" button ({ } on the editor toolbar).

The code button

This will nicely format and syntax highlight your code and/or XML.

  • You can't even imagine but this doesn't work for my XML :)
    – it3xl
    Dec 29, 2020 at 21:30

XML is still a language so use the regular code button (its the icon with binary on it) otherwise use http://pastebin.com to post the code and then past the link here.

Not that hard

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    Please post sample XML in the question; not on a separate site. Apr 17, 2013 at 10:05