The service provides a review and format validation for samples of systems biology markup language (SBML), a specialized flavor of XML common to a specific category of researchers in biological science. It ingests the sample markup and checks it against the SBML standard, then notes any variations from proper syntax or inconsistency in formatting that would prevent its use by applications that rely on the language.
API methods support submission of the URI for accessing a sample SBML file to be validated. The API returns notation identifying syntax and formatting problems and stating the nature of the problem. Methods allow control of validation methods to disable certain syntax checks, such as validation of consistency of reporting for units of measurement, to tailor results to desired level of completeness.