This PR is fixing the issue that happens due to crashes during merging xml layout updates for widgets.
STEP TO REPRODUCE
Create a new widget.
Specify the next settings:
Type: CMS Page Link (Can be any widget which has user filling fields in widget the option section).
Design Package/Theme: Magento LUMA
Assign to Store Views: All store view.
Layout Updates: Add Layout Update -> Display on -> All pages.
Anchor Custom Text: “
Anchor Custom Title: “
Save a widget, clear the cache and open any page on the frontend.