The Xml Document class validates the XML data as it is loaded into the DOM when a validating Xml Reader is passed to the Load method of the Xml Document class. Create("contoso Books.xml", settings) ' The Xml Document validates the XML document contained ' in the Xml Reader as it is loaded into the DOM.
After successful validation, schema defaults are applied, text values are converted to atomic values as necessary, and type information is associated with validated information items. Dim document As Xml Document = New Xml Document() document.
A DTD can be declared inline in your XML document, or as an external reference. ELEMENT note (in line 2) defines the element "note" as having four elements: "to,from,heading,body". ELEMENT to (in line 3) defines the "to" element to be of the type "CDATA". ELEMENT from (in line 4) defines the "from" element to be of the type "CDATA" and so on.....
The XML parser uses a set of rules to normalize attribute values.
Tools · Usage · Resources · Specifications and Development XML Schemas express shared vocabularies and allow machines to carry out rules made by people.
They provide a means for defining the structure, content and semantics of XML documents. XML Schema 1.0 was approved as a W3C Recommendation on and a second edition incorporating many errata was published on 28 October 2004; see reference list for pointers.
The document contains some white space that delimits various aspects of the XML syntax.
When the white space is part of the XML syntax, it is discarded by XML parsers and not passed on to processing applications.