XCCDF formatted SRGs and STIGs are intended be ingested into an SCAP validated tool for use in validating compliance of a Target of Evaluation (TOE). As such, getting to the content of a XCCDF formatted STIG to read and understand the content is not as easy as opening a .doc or .pdf file and reading it. The process can be a little confusing and trying.  Below are tools which can be used to view the STIGs and a Whitepaper describing the STIG Viewing processes.