Monday, September 20, 2010

Schema scope: Primer and best practices

Schema scope: Primer and best practices: "XML Schema Definition Language is an excellent tool for modeling and validating data. Schema scope is a critical but often overlooked aspect of schema design. The elements, types, and attributes of a schema can have either local or global scope, a choice that affects the reusability, interoperability, and life cycle of the schema. This article illustrates the definition and use of locally and globally scoped schema constructs, and provides tips and best practices for choosing the optimal scope design for your schemas."