Schematron : Java Glossary

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A language for describing the format of XML (extensible Markup Language) files. It allows a more precise description than is possible with a simple DTD (Document Type Definition). It uses assertions. It looks for patterns in the XML file and reports on what it finds. Schematron itself is a species of XML. The fastest way to understand what it is about is the tutorial.

Here is an example of a Schematron assertion:

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