(comparative more parsable, superlative most parsable)
- (grammar, computing) able to be parsed.
- Well formed XML is an example of parsable text or data.
Both the spellings parsable and parseable are widely used with similar frequency; the spelling parsable (without the ‘e’) is preferred in formal usage, according to the rule:
- “Verbs drop silent final -e except after c and g (e.g. movable but changeable)”
as mentioned in the OED, and used in World Wide Web Consortium standards.