NeumesXML instance documents use the standard XML header, including the UTF-8 encoding declaration (which allows mixing of ASCII and Unicode characters). This is followed by a DOCTYPE declaration; it ensures that the NEUMES character mnemonics can be used in the chant transcription. An instance document can be schema-validated against the NeumesXML Schema, which decides whether the NeumesXML tags have been correctly used in the instance document, and whether the NEUMES transcription is grammatically correct.
Required: Yes
Example of Use:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>


<?xml-stylesheet href="" type="text/xsl"?>

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