XML Schema: An Intensive One-Day Tutorial
Henry S. Thompson
HCRC Language Technology Group
University of Edinburgh
1. What are schemata, anyway?

The nature of document structure

Schema as contract

2. XML Schema: the activity

The W3C and its WGs

The Charter and Requirements

3. The XML Schema worldview
4. Principal Schema Design Components

Role of the Infoset

Namespaces are fundamental

Separation of tag from type

Simple and Complex types

Modular Schema construction

Powerful type construction

Local tag-type association

Powerful wildcards

Element equivalence classes

Extension mechanism

Documentation mechanism

5. The Draft RECs

A detailed walkthrough

6. Schemas and Layered Architecture