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Pro SQL Server 2008 XML by Michael Coles

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Appendix C. XML Schema Reference

This Appendix provides a quick reference for the W3C XML Schema recommendation, as implemented by SQL Server 2008. SQL Server implements XML Schema in the form of XML schema collections, which allow you to create typed xml data type instances as described in Chapter 4. In this appendix, I'll define the components that are used to create an XML schema.

XML Schema is the W3C Recommendation for creating schemas that define syntactic, structural, and value constraints on XML data. XML that conforms to a given XML schema is called valid XML. SQL Server 2008 supports typed xml data type instances, which are instances associated with XML schema collections. XML schema collections are groups of XML schemas that have been ...

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