Appendix F. Glossary

Throughout this book, I have used several terms that are specific to XML and related W3C recommendations. This Appendix serves as a reference for XML-specific definitions.

Annotation

XML Schema annotations are a built-in mechanism for including both human-readable and application-readable documentation in an XML schema.

Atomic Data Types, List Data Types, and Union Data Types

Atomic data types are indivisible data types that derive from the xs:anyAtomicType type. Examples include xs:boolean, xs:date, and xs:integer. List data types are types that are constructed of sequences of other types. Union data types are constructed from the ordered union of two or more data types or a restricted subset of a data type. The "XML Schema 1.1, ...

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