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MSID Highlights 2_02_10

February 2010 Highlight
Announcing New Features on NIST's XML Schema Validation Web Pages

The NIST Manufacturing System Integration Division (MSID) is pleased to announce the updated release of NIST's XML Schema and Instance Validation Web Pages emphasizing several new features. These enhanced pages can be used to remotely validate XML schema files against the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) XML Schema standard (Schema Validation Service), and XML data files against their corresponding schemas (Instance Validation Service). The website allows users to upload XML and XML Schema files to be processed with a number of third party, publically available, XML tools. Often XML and XML schema files are developed using a single set of tools. By using the NIST site users can test their files with a number of popular tools before sharing them with others, thereby improving the quality of what they release and saving everyone's time in the process.

The publicly available XML parsers included on the site are Xerces, Jing, and MultiSchema Validator, JAXP, and LibXml2. Additional parsers and schemas may be added on request.  For instance validation, a user may upload their own XML Schema files or choose from the following five sets of publicly available schemas provided on the site:

  • Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) from the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI)
  • Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Unified Business Language (UBL) schemas versions 1 and 2
  • Schemas from the Automobile Industry Action Group (AIAG)
  • The StratML schemas for strategic plans from the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM).

POC: KC Morris, 301-975-8286
Category: Technology Transfer

Created April 15, 2010, Updated September 21, 2016