What is simple type XML Schema element

This article describe about simple type XML Schema element
  • 2014

Simple type XML Schema Element

All XML Schema describe the element of XML files. Simple type XML Schema element contain only text. But text can be several type. it does not contain event attributes or Element

Defining a simple element

<xs:element name="pqr" type="xyz"/>

Here above declared code "pqr" is the name of element and "xyz" is the data type of element.

There are following type of data type has the XML Schema

  • xs:string
  • xs:decimal
  • xs:date
  • xs:interger
  • xs:time
  • xs:boolean 

Example

<name>satya prakash</name>
<age>23</age>
<salary>4000</salary>

Note: Corresponding the above declared Example create simple element

<xs:element name="name" type="xs:string" />

<xs:element name="age" type="xs:unsignedByte"/>

<xs:element name="salary" type="xs:unsignedShort"/>

Note: This is example of simple element

Default and Fixed Values for Simple Elements

When we create simple element and does not define any fixed  value then it by default assign default value and we can also define fixed value. Means simple support both default and fixed value.

<xs:element name="color" type="xs:string" default="Green"/>

Note: In the above example default value "Green" automatically assign

<xs:element name="color" type="xs:string" fixed="Green"/>

Note: In this example fixed value "Green" assign

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