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File TypeXML Schema Definition

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This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.


Defines what elements and attributes may appear in an XML document; also defines the relationship of the elements and what data may be stored in them; written in the W3C XML Schema language.

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XSD files may be used as an alternative to Document Type Definition (.DTD) files for defining XML schemas.

Program(s) that open .XSD files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft XML Notepad
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio
Progress Stylus Studio
JAPISoft EditiX
Altova XMLSpy
Any text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac
ElfData XML Editor
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Bare Bones BBEdit 10
Any text editor
Linux LogoLinux
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor
Any text editor
Updated 3/21/2011