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Definitive XML Schema, Second Edition by Priscilla Walmsley

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Chapter 21. Schema design and documentation

It is fairly easy to create a schema once you know the syntax. It is harder to design one well. This chapter focuses on a strategy for designing schemas that are accurate, durable, and easy to implement. Carefully planning your schema design strategy is especially important when creating a complex set of schemas, or a standard schema that is designed to be used and extended by others.

21.1. The importance of schema design

Schemas are a fundamental part of many XML-based applications, whether XML is being used in temporary messages for information sharing or as an enduring representation of content (e.g., in publishing). Enterprise architects, DBAs, and software developers often devote a lot of time ...

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