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Definitive XML Schema, Second Edition by Priscilla Walmsley

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Chapter 11. Built-in simple types

This chapter describes the 49 built-in simple types that are included in XML Schema. These simple types represent common types that can be used directly in schemas. They are also the foundation for deriving other simple types, as described in Chapter 8. A complete reference to the built-in simple types and the facets that apply to them can be found in Appendix B.

11.1. The XML Schema type system

There are 49 simple types built into XML Schema. They are specified in Part 2 of the XML Schema recommendation. This part of the recommendation makes a distinction between “datatypes” and “simple types.” Datatypes are abstract concepts of data, such as “integer.” Simple types are the concrete representations of these ...

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