XML::Validator::Schema version 1.10 CHANGES - Added a check in Makefile.PL for a broken XML::SAX install. Hopefully this will convince the legions of CPAN testers with broken XML::SAX installs to leave me alone. DESCRIPTION This module allows you to validate XML documents against a W3C XML Schema. This module does not implement the full W3C XML Schema recommendation (http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema), but a useful subset. See the SCHEMA SUPPORT section in the module documention. IMPORTANT NOTE: To get line and column numbers in the error messages generated by this module you must install XML::Filter::ExceptionLocator and use XML::SAX::ExpatXS as your SAX parser. This module is much more useful if you can tell where your errors are, so using these modules is highly recommeded! RATIONALE I'm writing a piece of software which uses Xerces/C++ ( http://xml.apache.org/xerces-c/ ) to validate documents against XML Schema schemas. This works very well, but I'd like to release my project to the world. Requiring users to install Xerces is simply too onerous a requirement; few will have it already and the Xerces installation system leaves much to be desired. On CPAN, the only available XML Schema validator is XML::Schema. Unfortunately, this module isn't ready for use as it lacks the ability to actually parse the XML Schema document format! I looked into enhancing XML::Schema but I must admit that I'm not smart enough to understand the code... One day, when XML::Schema is completed I will replace this module with a wrapper around it. This module represents my attempt to support enough XML Schema syntax to be useful without attempting to tackle the full standard. I'm sure this will mean that it can't be used in all situations, but hopefully that won't prevent it from being used at all. INSTALLATION The easiest way to install this module is using CPAN.pm: perl -MCPAN -e 'install XML::Validator::Schema' If you must do it the old-fashioned way, first install: Carp Test::More XML::SAX Tree::DAG_Node XML::Filter::BufferText Then unpack this module's distribution and do: perl Makefile.PL make test make install AUTHOR Sam Tregar <email@example.com> COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004 Sam Tregar This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl 5 itself.