Sometimes, I need to be able to view an XML document in a browser.
While IE supports this natively, you’ll need an extension for that in Chrome.
The one I use is XML Tree by Alan Stroop.
After installing it, it simply “just works”
Viewing any server side XML page displays nice and hierarchically, similar to IE / Firefox
However, to enable opening of a local XML file, you will need to explicitly allow this in the extension settings.
To do this, open the extensions settings page, either by typing chrome://extensions/ into the browser, or by clicking the spanner in the top right corner > Tools > Extensions
(see image to the right for clarification)
In the extension settings, locate XML Tree, and click the “Allow access to file URLs” check box:
Now the extension will also work with local XML files