This product provides an XML schema editor for creating, viewing,
and validating XML schemas. XML schemas are a formal specification of element
names that indicates which elements are allowed in an XML file, and in which
A schema is functionally equivalent to a DTD, but is written in XML. A
schema also provides extended functionality such as data typing, inheritance,
and presentation rules.
For more information on XML schema, see the following:
Using the XML schema editor, you can:
- Create and delete XML schema components such as complex types, simple
types, elements, attributes, attribute groups, and groups.
- Edit XML schemas.
- Import existing XML schemas for structured viewing.
The XML Schema specification from the W3C Web site is used for validation.
XML schema editor views - Design, Outline, Properties, and
There are four main views you can work with in the XML schema
- Design - the Design view provides a graphical way to edit your schema
- Outline - the Outline view shows you the main components in your XML schema.
You can use this view to add and remove certain components.
- Properties - the Properties view enables you to edit the properties of
your XML schema components
- Source - the Source view enables you to edit your source code directly
Status of the XML schema
Three status indicators
for the schema are available. They are in the bottom right corner:
- Writable or Read Only.
- (Source view only) Smart Insert or Overwrite.
To toggle between these modes, press the Insert button
on your keyboard.
- Line and column number (displayed in the format column
# : line #)