Jesper Tverskov, January 7, 2007

XML Schema Book List

Standard with a personal approach.

The XML Schema Companion

by Neil Bradley

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (November 7, 2003)
  • ISBN: 0321136179

Neil is an alternative to Priscilla's book. Some would prefer this book. Eric has also published books about XML, XSL, SGML. He has been around in the community of markup languages for a generation.

Review: 2007-01-07

Neil Bradley, The XML Schema Companion, Amazon.com

More theoretical.

Modeling Business Objects with XML Schema

by Berthold Daum

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (March 2003)
  • ISBN: 1558608168

Daum is less of a text book about XML Schema more of a university book about schema languages in a broad perspective. It has some interesting material not in the standard XML Schema text books, but most programmers will skip too many chapters. Daum has written books like "Professional Eclipse 3 for Java Developers" and "System Architecture with XML".

Review: 2007-01-07

Berthold Daum, Modeling Business Objects with XML Schema, Amazon.com

Standard with a personal approach.

XML Schema

by Eric van der Vlist

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; 1 edition (June 15, 2002)
  • ISBN: 0596002521

Eric van der Vlist is an alternative to Priscilla. Some would prefer this book. He is more of a "schema expert", has also published a similar book about RELAX NG and Eric has even come up with a schema language of his own "Examplotron".

Review: 2007-01-07

Eric van der Vlist, XML Schema, Amazon.com

Standard text book. First choice for most users.

Definitive XML Schema

by Priscilla Walmsley

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR; 1st edition (December 7, 2001)
  • ISBN: 0130655678

Priscilla's book is probably the best standard text book about XML Schema for most beginners, and also the only one most people would ever need. Priscilla is more of a professional text book writer than of an XML Schema expert.

Priscilla is also the editor of the "XML Schema Part 0: Primer Second Edition" (see below), and she has also written or co-authored several other books like "XML in Office 2003: Information Sharing with Desktop XML" .

Review: 2007-01-07

Priscilla Walmsley, Definitive XML Schema, Amazon.com

Online, ok to get you started.

XML Schema Part 0: Primer Second Edition

W3C Recommendation 28 October 2004

The recommendations were considered so hard stuff for developers that W3C decided also to make an official text book and give it status of a recommendation (!). It is called "XML Schema Part 0: Primer". At least it is online.

The XML Schema standard consists of two recommendations, "XML Schema Part 1: Structures" and "XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes".

Review: 2007-01-07

There are many more books about the subject but all books so far belong to the first generation of XML Schema books. They are mainly standard text books popularizing the W3C Recommendations.

Updated 2007-02-16