Schematron is a rule-based XML schema language, offering flexibility and power that W3C XML schema, RELAX NG, and DTDs simply can't match.
You need Schematron and can't settle for other languages if you have to check rules that go beyond checking the document structures (i.e., checking that an element bar is included in element foo) and their datatypes. Schematron is the right tool for checking conditions such as "startDate is earlier than or equal to endDate."
Schematron is also the right tool to use if you have to raise user-friendly error messages rather than depend on error messages that are generated by a schema processor and that are often obscure. Schematron builds on XPath. You will need to understand XPath to to get the most from Schematron.
Table of contents
- Schematron, XSLT, and XPath
- A Short History of XSLT, XPath, and Friends
- Which Schematron Do You Need?
- Let's Start Ruling
- Assembling Rules in a Schema
- Other Goodies
- About the Author
- Title: Schematron
- Release date: March 2007
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9780596558741
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