Chapter 2 A quick tour of XML Schema
This chapter provides a quick tour of the main components of XML Schema. It also introduces a simple example of a schema and a conforming instance that will be used and built upon throughout the book.
2.1 An example schema
Example 2–1. Product instance
<product effDate="2001-04-02"> <number>557</number> <size>10</size></product>
Example 2–2 shows a schema that might be used to validate our instance. Its three element declarations and the attribute declaration assign names and corresponding data types to the components they declare.