You can test files for valid file structures before testing them in Business Link. Any standard browser is capable of opening XML files, and because XML is the basis of the JDF file structure, a properly formatted JDF file can also be interpreted and displayed in a browser.

Failure to display indicates a problem within the file, and usually an error message indicates at least the point in the file at which the error occurred.

Files that fail to display in a browser will very likely cause errors in Business Link. Other tools such as Altova XMLSpy software are also able to test XML-based file structures. Properly displayed files are more likely to be processed by Business Link but they can still contain incorrect data, so this test is no guarantee that the file will work in Business Link.