Using XHTMLeBook - 2001
Special Edition Using XML Schema starts with an explanation of Schema basics: why they were created, the advantages they offer over DTDs, and an overview of the two major parts of the specification: Structure and Datatypes. Next, the author explains the differences between DTDs and Schemas, and demonstrates a simple DTD-to-Schema conversion. The bulk of the book explains the many parts of Schemas, dissecting the structure of a Schema and then introducing Datatypes. Each section includes practical examples, which the author creates and explains, building from the material discussed in the previous section. At the end of the book, the author demonstrates a large, real-world example Schema, showing how all the parts of Schemas interact and how readers would build XML data from the example Schema.