But there are still a lot of systems using XML today and I can assure you that it would still be the case X years from now.
Validating XML against XSD might be the first step to take especially when building a feed Reader/Ingester.
Using the Xml Document class, you can validate the XML content contained in an Xml Document object in two ways. If a Validation Event Handler is set on the validating Xml Reader, the Validation Event Handler will get called whenever an invalid type is encountered. Message) Exit Sub End Select End Sub End Class After modifications are made to an XML document, you can validate the modifications against the schema for the XML document using the Validate method of the Xml Document class. XPath Class Validating Reader Example Shared Sub Main(By Val args() As String) Try Dim settings As Xml Reader Settings = New Xml Reader Settings() settings.
Now that the program is ready to validate with an XML Schema definition, it is necessary only to ensure that the XML document is associated with (at least) one.
There are two ways to do that: , which stands for "XML Schema instance." The second line specifies the schema to use for elements in the document that do not have a namespace prefix-that is, for the elements you typically define in any simple, uncomplicated XML document.
You can also perform read-only validation of XML content using the XPath Document class. The Validity property can be used to determine whether or not an individual attribute or element is valid when accessing attributes or elements with the XPath Navigator. The XML document is validated successfully as it is loaded without generating any schema validation errors or warnings.
The Xml Document class does not validate an XML document using either DTD or XML schema definition language (XSD) schema validation by default. When an XML document is loaded into an Xml Document object with an associated schema that defines default values, the Xml Document object treats these defaults as if they appeared in the XML document. The example then makes two modifications to the XML document that are invalid according to the schema.
In this case, the XML Schema is to be found in the same folder as the XML Document.