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XML Schemas
 
XML Schemas
‡³Schemais a general term--DTDs are a form of XML schemas
 ±According to the dictionary, a schema is ³a structuredframework or plan´
‡When we say ³XML Schemas,´ we usually meanthe W3C XML Schema Language
 ±This is also known as ³XML Schema Definition´language, or XSD ±I¶ll use ³XSD´ frequently, because it¶s short
‡DTDs, XML Schemas, and RELAX NG are allXML schema languages
 
Why XML Schemas?
‡DTDs provide a very weak specification language
 ±You can¶t put any restrictions on text content ±You have very little control over mixed content (text pluselements) ±You have little control over ordering of elements
‡DTDs are written in a strange (non-XML) format
 ±You need separate parsers for DTDs and XML
‡The XML Schema Definition language solves these problems
 ±XSD gives you much more control over structure and content ±XSD is written in XML

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