XML Schema Language - Basics

This chapter provides notes and tutorial examples on XML Schema basics. Topics include writing schema XML documents, declaring root element, specifying element datatype, defining simple and complex datatypes.

Schema and Schema XML Representation

Checking Schema Documents - XsdSchemaChecker.java

Creating Schema Documents - "schema" Element

Declaring Root Elements - "element" Element

Specifying Element Datatype - "type" Attribute

Using XML Schema Built-in Datatypes

Using XML Schema Built-in Datatypes Incorrectly

Validating XML Documents against Schema Documents

Deriving New Simple Datatypes - "simpleType" Element

Defining Complex Datatypes - "complexType" Element

Validation Error Examples on Complex Datatypes

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to XML Schema

 XML Editor and Schema Processor - XMLPad

 Java API for XML Processing - JAXP

 JAXP - XML Schema (XSD) Validation

 Xerces2 Java Parser - Java API of XML Parsers

 Using Xerces2 Java API

XML Schema Language - Basics

 Introduction of XSD Built-in Datatypes

 "string" and Its Derived Datatypes

 "decimal" and Its Derived Datatypes

 "dateTime" and Its Related Datatypes

 Miscellaneous Built-in Datatypes

 Facets, Constraining Facets and Restriction Datatypes

 "simpleType" - Defining Your Own Simple Datatypes

 Complex Element Declaration

 Identity-Constraints: unique, key and keyref

 Assertion as Custom Validation Rules

 XML Schema Location and Namespace in XML Documents

 Overriding Element Types in XML Documents

 Linking Multiple Schema Documents Together

 Glossary

 References

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