Meet CAM: A new XML validation technology

Take semantic and structural validation to the next level

From the developerWorks archives

Brian Carey

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: September 22, 2009

XML documents are frequently validated against either a DTD (less likely) or an XML schema (more likely). Recently, a new technology called Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) has emerged. It is endorsed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). CAM represents a step up from XML schema because it provides even more flexibility in defining both the semantics of an XML document and the business rules associated with the actual data content. Take a broad overview of CAM, including its benefits over the alternatives, in this article.

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