Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

XML Schema

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1425

Synonyms

 XSD

Definition

A widely used technology for defining the types of data that are allowed within XML files, used to create standard formats, and used by software developers to ensure that XML files have a consistent structure. An XML file is described as being valid with respect to the associated schema, if its structure fulfills all the rules defined in the XML Schema (http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema).

Cross-References

 FuGE

 XML

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Integrative Biology, University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK