XML Schema (W3C) - Post-Schema-Validation Infoset

Post-Schema-Validation Infoset

After XML Schema-based validation, it is possible to express an XML document's structure and content in terms of the data model that was implicit during validation. The XML Schema data model includes:

  • The vocabulary (element and attribute names)
  • The content model (relationships and structure)
  • The data types

This collection of information is called the Post-Schema-Validation Infoset (PSVI). The PSVI gives a valid XML document its "type" and facilitates treating the document as an object, using object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigms.

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