Schema Header

Variable Replacement Table

Variable Description Usage NDR Reference
{$Prefix} The namespace prefix for the namespace for this schema Required
{$OtherSchemaURI} Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of a namespace used by this schema Required
{$DefaultSchemaURI} Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the default namespace used by this schema Required
{$ThisSchemaURI} Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the namespace for this schema Required Rule 9-82 Schema has target namespace
Rule 9-83 Target namespace is absolute URI
{$Version} The version of this schema Required Rule 9-84 Schema has version
{$Definition} The description of the schema Required Rule 9-81 Schema has data definition
{$Term} An acronym or abbreviation used in this schema
{$TermLiteral} The full value of an acronym or abbreviation used in this schema Rule 10-75 Local term has literal or definition
{$ImportURI} Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the schema namespace to import Required NDR Section 7.2 Conformance to XML Namespaces
Rule 9-89 Import must have namespace attribute
{$ImportRelativeSchemaPath} Path to the schema file, relative to the location of the current schema within the Information Exchange Specification (IES) directory structure. Required

Pattern

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?>
<xs:schema 
	  xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
	  xmlns:nc="http://release.niem.gov/niem/niem-core/3.0/"
	  xmlns:appinfo="http://release.niem.gov/niem/appinfo/3.0/"
	  xmlns:structures="http://release.niem.gov/niem/structures/3.0/"
	  xmlns:ct="http://release.niem.gov/niem/conformanceTargets/3.0/"
	  xmlns:term="http://release.niem.gov/niem/localTerminology/3.0/"

	  xmlns:{$Prefix}="{$OtherSchemaURI}" 
	  xmlns="{$DefaultSchemaURI}" 
	  targetNamespace="{$ThisSchemaURI}" 
	  version="{$Version}" 

	  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
	  xsi:schemaLocation="http://release.niem.gov/niem/appinfo/3.0/ ../../appinfo/3.0/appinfo.xsd
	                      http://release.niem.gov/niem/conformanceTargets/3.0/ ../../conformanceTargets/3.0/conformanceTargets.xsd
	                      http://release.niem.gov/niem/localTerminology/3.0/ ../../localTerminology/3.0/localTerminology.xsd"
	  ct:conformanceTargets="http://reference.niem.gov/niem/specification/naming-and-design-rules/3.0/#ExtensionSchemaDocument"

	  elementFormDefault="qualified" 
	  attributeFormDefault="unqualified">

  <xs:annotation>
    <xs:documentation>{$Definition}</xs:documentation>
    <xs:appinfo>
      <term:LocalTerm term="{$Term}" literal="{$TermLiteral}"/>
    </xs:appinfo>
  </xs:annotation>

  <xs:import schemaLocation="{$ImportRelativeSchemaPath}" namespace="{$ImportURI}"/>

  <!-- ******** Schema components ******** -->

</xs:schema>

Example