Importing a custom namespace / custom type into an XSD

  • September 5, 2010
  • James Skemp
I have a custom type that I use in a couple of my documents. Unfortunately, in the past I was adding this to each xsd, as I needed it. However, I've now figured out how to import it into xsd files as needed. Original schema Currently I'm adding the following at the top of each xsd: <xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <xs:simpleType name="customDateType"> <xs:restriction base="xs:string"> <xs:annotation> <xs:documentation><![CDATA[Allows for a year, a year and a month, or a year, month, and day, to be defined.

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Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams data

  • September 3, 2010
  • James Skemp
From the archives, I've created an XML Schema and XML data file for Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams, for the Playstation 2. Currently the data only includes armor leveling information, from level 1 to 100. The data comes from an OpenDocument Spreadsheet (OnimushaDawnofDreams.ods) from way back in May of 2006. My characters and core weapons being completely maxed (not to mention souls), I may decide to replay the game to track this information as well, or just upgrade weapons.

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XML standards - personal suggestions

  • September 3, 2010
  • James Skemp
As I prepare to create another XML data file, I started looking at the standards I use to create XML files, and what the recommendations are. Elements In the past I've used camel case, but on a recent file used Pascal case instead. I think this was more becauase I've started to using Pascal case for public items (variables), and camel case for private items, as that's fairly standard in development.

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XML Schema Definition creation: Journal - Part 2: XSD file with <oXygen/> XML Editor

  • December 23, 2009
  • James Skemp
In the first part of this series I had outlined a sample layout that I wanted to use for a series of XML files that I would be creating over the course of 2010. This time I'm going to create the actual XML Schema Definition file with <oXygen/> XML Editor, version 11.1. I've been using <oXygen/> since January 2008, and wouldn't trade it for any other XML editor. If you don't have <oXygen/> you can still follow along.

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XML Schema Definition creation: Journal - Part 1: Primary layout

  • December 21, 2009
  • James Skemp
In a previous series, I went over the process of creating a new XML document to store my video games. (Although in that case I used a DTD.) This time I’m going to work on a schema to store quasi-journal entries, which I’m hoping will help with my goal to write every day. What I hope to accomplish Ultimately I want to store a bit of text for any particular day.

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