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schema2example - convert XML schema knowledge into Perl or XML examples


 schema2example xml-file schema-file(s)  >outfile

 schema2example -x xml-file -s schema-file(s) -o outfile


XML schemas are quite hard to read, certainly when multiple name-spaces are involved. The template() function in XML::Compile::Schema function can help displaying the expected structure of a message; this module is a wrapper around that function.


You can either specify an XML message filename and one or more schema filenames as arguments, or use the options.

--xml|-x filename

The file which contains the xml message. A single dash means "stdin".

--schema|-s filename(s)

This option can be repeated, or the filenames separated by comma's, if you have more than one schema file to parse. All imported and included schema components have to be provided explicitly.

--type|-t TYPE

The type of the root element, required if the XML is not namespaceo qualified, although the schema is. If not specified, the root element is automatically inspected.

The TYPE notation is {namespace}localname. Be warned to use quoting on the UNIX command-line, because curly braces have a special meaning for the shell.

--output|-o filename

By default, the output is to stdout.

--show STRING

A comma separated list of comment components which should be included, by default ALL. An empty string or NONE will exclude all comments. The STRING can also be a comma separated combination of struct, type, occur, and facets.


This module is part of Perl's XML-Compile distribution. Website:


Copyrights 2008 by Mark Overmeer. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See

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