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> I need to parse an XML Schema and get the following
> information out of it:
> list of elements starting from the root, and then the children.
> list of attributes for each element
> Is there a simple API for doing what I need?
There's no standard API for doing this, you need to look in the
specifications of the product you are using.
If you're using Saxon as the schema validator, you can load a schema using
You can then locate an element declaration using
You can get the type of an element declaration using
You can get the particles (i.e. child elements) of a complex type using
UserComplexType.getExtendedParticle(), casting to a Compositor if
appropriate, then using iterateParticles()
You can get the attributes permitted by a complex type using
Please note that a schema does not define a "root" element - any of the
global element declarations can define a possible root element.