Guide to the Tutor Message format (v4) > The Tutor Message format > Root element

2.2. Root element

The root element of an XML file or message that conforms to the tutor message format is the <tutor_related_message_sequence>. The XML Schema Definition defines the possible contents of this element.

Here's how your XML should start and end:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <!-- Tutor message elements go here -->


As in the above code, start your XML with:


The DataShop will continue to accept logs that conform to version 2 of the Tutor Message format, as well as logs conforming to version 4.

Be sure the data in your XML complies with the encoding specified in the XML prolog. UTF-8 is not required; other ISO encodings are permitted.

End your XML by closing the root element, </tutor_related_message_sequence>.

If you are using the older DTD version of the schema, your XML should start and end like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE tutor_related_message_sequence SYSTEM
<tutor_related_message_sequence version_number="4">

  <!-- Tutor message elements go here -->