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This [[Module Library|XQuery Module]] contains functions to perform validations against [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Document_Type_Declaration DTDs], [http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema XML Schema] and (since {{Version|8.3}}) [http://relaxng.org/ RelaxNG]:
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This [[Module Library|XQuery Module]] contains functions to perform validations against DTDs, XML Schema and RelaxNG. The documentation further describes how to use Schematron validation with BaseX.
  
* For DTDs and XML Schema, Java’s standard validators is used.
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=Conventions=
* For XML Schema, the [http://www.saxonica.com/ Saxon XSLT Processor] – {{Code|SaxonHE.jar}}, {{Code|SaxonPE.jar}}, or {{Code|SaxonEE.jar}} – is used if it is added to the classpath.
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* For RelaxNG, [http://www.thaiopensource.com/relaxng/jing.html Jing] must be added to the classpath. The latest version, {{Code|jing-20091111.jar}}, is included in the full distributions of BaseX.
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All functions and errors in this module are assigned to the <code><nowiki>http://basex.org/modules/validate</nowiki></code> namespace, which is statically bound to the {{Code|validate}} prefix.<br/>
 +
 
 +
=DTD Validation=
  
=Conventions=
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Checks whether an XML document validates against a DTD. The input document can be specified as:
  
All functions in this module are assigned to the <code><nowiki>http://basex.org/modules/validate</nowiki></code> namespace, which is statically bound to the {{Code|validate}} prefix.<br/>
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* {{Code|xs:string}}, representing a URI (relative URIs will always be resolved against the static base URI of the query),
All errors are assigned to the <code><nowiki>http://basex.org/errors</nowiki></code> namespace, which is statically bound to the {{Code|bxerr}} prefix.
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* {{Code|xs:string}}, representing the resource in its string representation, or
 +
* {{Code|node()}}, representing the resource itself.
  
=Functions=
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If no DTD is supplied in a function, the XML document is expected to contain an embedded DTD doctype declaration.
  
 
==validate:dtd==
 
==validate:dtd==
 +
 
{| width='100%'
 
{| width='100%'
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
|{{Func|validate:dtd|$input as item()|empty-sequence()}}<br />{{Func|validate:dtd|$input as item(), $dtd as xs:string|empty-sequence()}}
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|{{Func|validate:dtd|$input as item()|empty-sequence()}}<br />{{Func|validate:dtd|$input as item(), $schema as xs:string?|empty-sequence()}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Summary'''
 
| '''Summary'''
|Validates the document specified by {{Code|$input}}. {{Code|$input}} can be specified as:
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|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}} and returns an empty sequence or an error.
* an {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* an {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* a {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
 
{{Code|$schema}} can be used to specify the DTD for validation. If no DTD is given, {{Code|$input}} is required to contain a DTD doctype declaration.<br />
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Errors'''
 
| '''Errors'''
|{{Error|BXVA0001|#Errors}} the validation fails.<br/>{{Error|BXVA0002|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.
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|{{Error|error|#Errors}} the validation fails.<br/>{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} no DTD validator is available.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Examples'''
 
| '''Examples'''
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* {{Code|validate:dtd('doc.xml', 'doc.dtd')}} validates the document {{Code|doc.xml}} against the specified DTD file {{Code|doc.dtd}}.
 
* {{Code|validate:dtd('doc.xml', 'doc.dtd')}} validates the document {{Code|doc.xml}} against the specified DTD file {{Code|doc.dtd}}.
 
* The following example validates an invalid document against a DTD, which is specified as string:
 
* The following example validates an invalid document against a DTD, which is specified as string:
<pre class="brush:xquery">
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<syntaxhighlight lang="xquery">
 
try {
 
try {
 
   let $doc := <invalid/>
 
   let $doc := <invalid/>
   let $dtd := '<!ELEMENT root (#PCDATA)>'
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   let $schema := '<!ELEMENT root (#PCDATA)>'
   return validate:dtd($doc, $dtd)
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   return validate:dtd($doc, $schema)
} catch bxerr:BXVA0001 {
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} catch validate:error {
 
   'DTD Validation failed.'
 
   'DTD Validation failed.'
 
}
 
}
</pre>
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</syntaxhighlight>
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|-
 
|-
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
|{{Func|validate:dtd-info|$input as item()|xs:string*}}<br />{{Func|validate:dtd-info|$input as item(), $dtd as xs:string|xs:string*}}
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|{{Func|validate:dtd-info|$input as item()|xs:string*}}<br />{{Func|validate:dtd-info|$input as item(), $schema as xs:string?|xs:string*}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Summary'''
 
| '''Summary'''
|Validates the document specified by {{Code|$input}} and returns warning, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence. {{Code|$input}} can be specified as:
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|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}} and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence.
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
 
{{Code|$schema}} can be used to specify the DTD for validation. If no DTD is given, {{Code|$input}} is required to contain a DTD doctype declaration.<br />
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Errors'''
 
| '''Errors'''
|{{Error|BXVA0002|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.
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|{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} no DTD validator is available.
 +
|-
 +
| '''Examples'''
 +
|
 +
* <code>validate:dtd-info(<invalid/>, '<!ELEMENT root (#PCDATA)>')</code> returns:<br/><code>2:11: Element type "invalid" must be declared.</code>.
 
|}
 
|}
  
==validate:xsd==
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==validate:dtd-report==
  
 
{| width='100%'
 
{| width='100%'
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
|{{Func|validate:xsd|$input as item()|empty-sequence()}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd|$input as item(), $schema as item()|empty-sequence()}}
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|{{Func|validate:dtd-report|$input as item()|element(report)}}<br />{{Func|validate:dtd-report|$input as item(), $schema as xs:string?|element(report)}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Summary'''
 
| '''Summary'''
|Validates the document specified by {{Code|$input}}. Both {{Code|$input}} and {{Code|$schema}} can be specified as:
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|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}} and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors as XML.
 +
|-
 +
| '''Errors'''
 +
|{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} no DTD validator is available.
 +
|-
 +
| '''Examples'''
 +
|
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* <code>validate:dtd-report(<invalid/>, '<!ELEMENT root (#PCDATA)>')</code> returns:
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="xml">
 +
<report>
 +
  <status>invalid</status>
 +
  <message level="Error" line="2" column="11">Element type "invalid" must be declared.</message>
 +
</report>
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=XML Schema Validation=
 +
 
 +
Checks whether an XML document validates against an XML Schema. The input document and the schema can be specified as:
 +
 
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
 
* {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
{{Code|$schema}} can be used to specify the schema for validation. If no schema is given, {{Code|$input}} is required to contain an {{Code|xsi:(noNamespace)schemaLocation}} attribute as defined in [http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#xsi_schemaLocation W3C XML Schema].<br />
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 +
If no schema is given, the input is expected to contain an {{Code|xsi:(noNamespace)schemaLocation}} attribute, as defined in [https://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#xsi_schemaLocation W3C XML Schema].
 +
 
 +
Different XML Schema processors are supported:
 +
 
 +
* By default, the '''Java implementation''' of XML Schema 1.0 is used (it is based on an old version of Apache Xerces).
 +
* The latest version of '''Xerces2''' provides implementations of XML Schema 1.0 and 1.1. The processor will be applied if you download one of the [https://xerces.apache.org/mirrors.cgi#binary binary distributions] and copy the following libraries to the {{Code|lib/custom}} directory of the full distribution of BaseX:
 +
** {{Code|org.eclipse.wst.xml.xpath2.processor_1.2.0.jar}}
 +
** {{Code|cupv10k-runtime.jar}}
 +
** {{Code|xercesImpl.jar}}
 +
** {{Code|xml-apis.jar}}
 +
* '''Saxon Enterprise Edition''' will be used if you download the [https://www.saxonica.com/download/java.xml ZIP release] and if you copy {{Code|saxon9ee.jar}} and a valid license key to the classpath.
 +
 
 +
==validate:xsd==
 +
 
 +
{| width='100%'
 +
|-
 +
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 +
|{{Func|validate:xsd|$input as item()|empty-sequence()}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd|$input as item(), $schema as item()?|empty-sequence()}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd|$input as item(), $schema as item()?, $features as map(*)|empty-sequence()}}
 +
|-
 +
| '''Summary'''
 +
|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}}, using the processor-specific {{Code|$features}}.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Errors'''
 
| '''Errors'''
|{{Error|BXVA0001|#Errors}} the validation fails.<br/>{{Error|BXVA0002|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.
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|{{Error|error|#Errors}} the validation fails.<br/>{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} no XML Schema validator is available.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Examples'''
 
| '''Examples'''
 
|
 
|
* {{Code|validate:xsd('doc.xml', 'doc.xsd')}} validates the document {{Code|doc.xml}} against the specified schema {{Code|doc.xsd}}.
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* Pass on document and schema as nodes:
* The following example demonstrates how a document can be validated against a schema without resorting to local or remote URIs:
+
<syntaxhighlight lang="xquery">
<pre class="brush:xquery">
 
 
let $doc := <simple:root xmlns:simple='http://basex.org/simple'/>
 
let $doc := <simple:root xmlns:simple='http://basex.org/simple'/>
 
let $schema :=
 
let $schema :=
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   </xs:schema>
 
   </xs:schema>
 
return validate:xsd($doc, $schema)
 
return validate:xsd($doc, $schema)
</pre>
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</syntaxhighlight>
 +
* Validate all documents of a database against the specified schema, using the supplied feature:
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="xquery">
 +
for $city in db:open('cities')
 +
return validate:xsd($city, 'city.xsd',
 +
  map { 'http://javax.xml.XMLConstants/feature/secure-processing': true() }
 +
)
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|-
 
|-
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
|{{Func|validate:xsd-info|$input as item()|xs:string*}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd-info|$input as item(), $schema as item()|xs:string*}}
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|{{Func|validate:xsd-info|$input as item()|xs:string*}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd-info|$input as item(), $schema as item()?|xs:string*}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd-info|$input as item(), $schema as item()?, $features as map(*)|xs:string*}}
 +
|-
 +
| '''Summary'''
 +
|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}}, using the processor-specific {{Code|$features}}, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence.
 +
|-
 +
| '''Errors'''
 +
|{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} no XML Schema validator is available.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==validate:xsd-report==
 +
 
 +
{| width='100%'
 +
|-
 +
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 +
|{{Func|validate:xsd-report|$input as item()|element(report)}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd-report|$input as item(), $schema as xs:string?|element(report)}}<br />{{Func|validate:xsd-report|$input as item(), $schema as xs:string?, $features as map(*)|element(report)}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Summary'''
 
| '''Summary'''
|Validates the document specified by {{Code|$input}} and returns warning, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence. {{Code|$input}} and {{Code|$schema}} can be specified as:
+
|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}}, using the processor-specific {{Code|$features}}, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors as XML.
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
 
{{Code|$schema}} can be used to specify the schema for validation. If no schema is given, {{Code|$input}} is required to contain an {{Code|xsi:(noNamespace)schemaLocation}} attribute as defined in [http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-1/#xsi_schemaLocation W3C XML Schema].<br />
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Errors'''
 
| '''Errors'''
|{{Error|BXVA0002|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.
+
|{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} no XML Schema validator is available.
 
|}
 
|}
  
==validate:rng==
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==validate:xsd-processor==
 +
 
 +
{| width='100%'
 +
|-
 +
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 +
|{{Func|validate:xsd-processor||xs:string}}
 +
|-
 +
| '''Summary'''
 +
|Returns the name of the applied XSD processor.
 +
|}
  
{{Mark|Introduced with Version 8.3}}:
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==validate:xsd-version==
  
 
{| width='100%'
 
{| width='100%'
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
|{{Func|validate:rng|$input as item(), $schema as item()|empty-sequence()}}<br/>{{Func|validate:rng|$input as item(), $schema as item(), $compact as xs:boolean|empty-sequence()}}
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|{{Func|validate:xsd-version||xs:string}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Summary'''
 
| '''Summary'''
|Validates the document specified by {{Code|$input}}. The validation schema is specified by {{Code|$schema}}, and {{Code|$compact}} indicates if the schema uses the compact RelaxNG notation. Both {{Code|$input}} and {{Code|$schema}} can be specified as:
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|Returns the supported version of XSD Schema.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=RelaxNG Validation=
 +
 
 +
Checks whether an XML document validates against a RelaxNG schema. The input document and the schema can be specified as:
 +
 
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
 
* {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
 +
 +
RelaxNG validation will be available if [https://relaxng.org/jclark/jing.html Jing] exists in the classpath. The latest version, {{Code|jing-20091111.jar}}, is included in the full distributions of BaseX. As Jing additionally supports [http://www.nvdl.org/ NVDL] validation, you can also use the functions to validate the input against NVDL schemas.
 +
 +
==validate:rng==
 +
 +
{| width='100%'
 +
|-
 +
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 +
|{{Func|validate:rng|$input as item(), $schema as item()|empty-sequence()}}<br/>{{Func|validate:rng|$input as item(), $schema as item(), $compact as xs:boolean|empty-sequence()}}
 +
|-
 +
| '''Summary'''
 +
|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}}, using the XML or {{Code|$compact}} notation.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Errors'''
 
| '''Errors'''
|{{Error|BXVA0001|#Errors}} the validation fails.<br/>{{Error|BXVA0002|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|BXVA0003|#Errors}} the RelaxNG validator is not available.
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|{{Error|error|#Errors}} the validation fails.<br/>{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} the RelaxNG validator is not available.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Examples'''
 
| '''Examples'''
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==validate:rng-info==
 
==validate:rng-info==
  
{{Mark|Introduced with Version 8.3}}:
+
{| width='100%'
 +
|-
 +
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 +
|{{Func|validate:rng-info|$input as item(), $schema as item()|xs:string*}}<br/>{{Func|validate:rng-info|$input as item(), $schema as item(), $compact as xs:boolean|xs:string*}}
 +
|-
 +
| '''Summary'''
 +
|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}}, using the XML or {{Code|$compact}} notation, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence.
 +
|-
 +
| '''Errors'''
 +
|{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} the RelaxNG validator is not available.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==validate:rng-report==
  
 
{| width='100%'
 
{| width='100%'
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
 
| width='120' | '''Signatures'''
|{{Func|validate:rng-info|$input as item(), $schema as item()|xs:string*}}<br/>{{Func|validate:rng-info|$input as item(), $schema as item(), $compact as xs:boolean|xs:string*}}
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|{{Func|validate:rng-report|$input as item(), $schema as xs:string|element(report)}}<br />{{Func|validate:rng-report|$input as item(), $schema as xs:string, $compact as xs:boolean|element(report)}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Summary'''
 
| '''Summary'''
|Validates the document specified by {{Code|$input}} and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence. The validation schema is specified by {{Code|$schema}}, and {{Code|$compact}} indicates if the schema uses the compact RelaxNG notation. {{Code|$input}} and {{Code|$schema}} can be specified as:
+
|Validates the XML {{Code|$input}} document against a {{Code|$schema}}, using the XML or {{Code|$compact}} notation, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors as XML.
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the path to the resource,
 
* {{Code|xs:string}}, containing the resource in its string representation, or
 
* {{Code|node()}}, containing the resource itself.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''Errors'''
 
| '''Errors'''
|{{Error|BXVA0002|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|BXVA0003|#Errors}} the RelaxNG validator is not available.
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|{{Error|init|#Errors}} the validation process cannot be started.<br/>{{Error|not-found|#Errors}} The RelaxNG validator is not available.
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
=Schematron Validation=
 +
 +
If you want to use Schematron for validating documents, install Vincent Lizzi’s excellent [https://github.com/Schematron/schematron-basex Schematron XQuery Module for BaseX]:
 +
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="xquery">
 +
repo:install('https://github.com/Schematron/schematron-basex/raw/master/dist/schematron-basex-1.2.xar')
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
 +
 +
The following query illustrates how documents are validated. It is directly taken from the GitHub project:
 +
 +
<syntaxhighlight lang="xquery">
 +
import module namespace schematron = "http://github.com/Schematron/schematron-basex";
 +
 +
let $sch := schematron:compile(doc('rules.sch'))
 +
let $svrl := schematron:validate(doc('document.xml'), $sch)
 +
return (
 +
  schematron:is-valid($svrl),
 +
  for $message in schematron:messages($svrl)
 +
  return concat(schematron:message-level($message), ': ', schematron:message-description($message))
 +
)
 +
</syntaxhighlight>
  
 
=Errors=
 
=Errors=
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|Description
 
|Description
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Code|BXVA0001}}
+
|{{Code|error}}
|The document cannot be validated against the specified DTD or XML Schema.
+
|The document cannot be validated against the specified schema.
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Code|BXVA0002}}
+
|{{Code|init}}
 
|The validation cannot be started.
 
|The validation cannot be started.
 
|-
 
|-
|{{Code|BXVA0003}}
+
|{{Code|not-found}}
|No RelaxNG validator is available.
+
|No validator is available.
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=Changelog=
 
=Changelog=
 +
 +
;Version 9.2
 +
 +
* Added: [[#validate:xsd-processor|validate:xsd-processor]], [[#validate:xsd-version|validate:xsd-version]]
 +
* Updated: [[#validate:xsd|validate:xsd]], [[#validate:xsd-info|validate:xsd-info]], [[#validate:xsd-report|validate:xsd-report]]: version argument was dropped (the latest version will always be used)
 +
 +
;Version 9.0
 +
 +
* Updated: error codes updated; errors now use the module namespace
 +
 +
;Version 8.5
 +
 +
* Updated: Relative URIs will always be resolved against the static base URI of the query
  
 
;Version 8.3
 
;Version 8.3
 +
 
* Added: [[#validate:rng|validate:rng]], [[#validate:rng-info|validate:rng-info]]
 
* Added: [[#validate:rng|validate:rng]], [[#validate:rng-info|validate:rng-info]]
 +
* Added: [[#validate:dtd-report|dtd-report]], [[#validate:xsd-report|xsd-report]], [[#validate:rng-report|validate:rng-report]]
  
 
;Version 7.6
 
;Version 7.6
 +
 
* Added: [[#validate:xsd-info|validate:xsd-info]], [[#validate:dtd-info|validate:dtd-info]]
 
* Added: [[#validate:xsd-info|validate:xsd-info]], [[#validate:dtd-info|validate:dtd-info]]
  
 
The module was introduced with Version 7.3.
 
The module was introduced with Version 7.3.
 
[[Category:XQuery]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:16, 22 November 2021

This XQuery Module contains functions to perform validations against DTDs, XML Schema and RelaxNG. The documentation further describes how to use Schematron validation with BaseX.

Conventions[edit]

All functions and errors in this module are assigned to the http://basex.org/modules/validate namespace, which is statically bound to the validate prefix.

DTD Validation[edit]

Checks whether an XML document validates against a DTD. The input document can be specified as:

  • xs:string, representing a URI (relative URIs will always be resolved against the static base URI of the query),
  • xs:string, representing the resource in its string representation, or
  • node(), representing the resource itself.

If no DTD is supplied in a function, the XML document is expected to contain an embedded DTD doctype declaration.

validate:dtd[edit]

Signatures validate:dtd($input as item()) as empty-sequence()
validate:dtd($input as item(), $schema as xs:string?) as empty-sequence()
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema and returns an empty sequence or an error.
Errors error: the validation fails.
init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: no DTD validator is available.
Examples
  • validate:dtd('doc.xml', 'doc.dtd') validates the document doc.xml against the specified DTD file doc.dtd.
  • The following example validates an invalid document against a DTD, which is specified as string:
try {
  let $doc := <invalid/>
  let $schema := '<!ELEMENT root (#PCDATA)>'
  return validate:dtd($doc, $schema)
} catch validate:error {
  'DTD Validation failed.'
}

validate:dtd-info[edit]

Signatures validate:dtd-info($input as item()) as xs:string*
validate:dtd-info($input as item(), $schema as xs:string?) as xs:string*
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence.
Errors init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: no DTD validator is available.
Examples
  • validate:dtd-info(<invalid/>, '<!ELEMENT root (#PCDATA)>') returns:
    2:11: Element type "invalid" must be declared..

validate:dtd-report[edit]

Signatures validate:dtd-report($input as item()) as element(report)
validate:dtd-report($input as item(), $schema as xs:string?) as element(report)
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors as XML.
Errors init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: no DTD validator is available.
Examples
  • validate:dtd-report(<invalid/>, '<!ELEMENT root (#PCDATA)>') returns:
<report>
  <status>invalid</status>
  <message level="Error" line="2" column="11">Element type "invalid" must be declared.</message>
</report>

XML Schema Validation[edit]

Checks whether an XML document validates against an XML Schema. The input document and the schema can be specified as:

  • xs:string, containing the path to the resource,
  • xs:string, containing the resource in its string representation, or
  • node(), containing the resource itself.

If no schema is given, the input is expected to contain an xsi:(noNamespace)schemaLocation attribute, as defined in W3C XML Schema.

Different XML Schema processors are supported:

  • By default, the Java implementation of XML Schema 1.0 is used (it is based on an old version of Apache Xerces).
  • The latest version of Xerces2 provides implementations of XML Schema 1.0 and 1.1. The processor will be applied if you download one of the binary distributions and copy the following libraries to the lib/custom directory of the full distribution of BaseX:
    • org.eclipse.wst.xml.xpath2.processor_1.2.0.jar
    • cupv10k-runtime.jar
    • xercesImpl.jar
    • xml-apis.jar
  • Saxon Enterprise Edition will be used if you download the ZIP release and if you copy saxon9ee.jar and a valid license key to the classpath.

validate:xsd[edit]

Signatures validate:xsd($input as item()) as empty-sequence()
validate:xsd($input as item(), $schema as item()?) as empty-sequence()
validate:xsd($input as item(), $schema as item()?, $features as map(*)) as empty-sequence()
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema, using the processor-specific $features.
Errors error: the validation fails.
init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: no XML Schema validator is available.
Examples
  • Pass on document and schema as nodes:
let $doc := <simple:root xmlns:simple='http://basex.org/simple'/>
let $schema :=
  <xs:schema xmlns:xs='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema' targetNamespace='http://basex.org/simple'>
    <xs:element name='root'/>
  </xs:schema>
return validate:xsd($doc, $schema)
  • Validate all documents of a database against the specified schema, using the supplied feature:
for $city in db:open('cities')
return validate:xsd($city, 'city.xsd',
  map { 'http://javax.xml.XMLConstants/feature/secure-processing': true() }
)

validate:xsd-info[edit]

Signatures validate:xsd-info($input as item()) as xs:string*
validate:xsd-info($input as item(), $schema as item()?) as xs:string*
validate:xsd-info($input as item(), $schema as item()?, $features as map(*)) as xs:string*
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema, using the processor-specific $features, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence.
Errors init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: no XML Schema validator is available.

validate:xsd-report[edit]

Signatures validate:xsd-report($input as item()) as element(report)
validate:xsd-report($input as item(), $schema as xs:string?) as element(report)
validate:xsd-report($input as item(), $schema as xs:string?, $features as map(*)) as element(report)
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema, using the processor-specific $features, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors as XML.
Errors init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: no XML Schema validator is available.

validate:xsd-processor[edit]

Signatures validate:xsd-processor() as xs:string
Summary Returns the name of the applied XSD processor.

validate:xsd-version[edit]

Signatures validate:xsd-version() as xs:string
Summary Returns the supported version of XSD Schema.

RelaxNG Validation[edit]

Checks whether an XML document validates against a RelaxNG schema. The input document and the schema can be specified as:

  • xs:string, containing the path to the resource,
  • xs:string, containing the resource in its string representation, or
  • node(), containing the resource itself.

RelaxNG validation will be available if Jing exists in the classpath. The latest version, jing-20091111.jar, is included in the full distributions of BaseX. As Jing additionally supports NVDL validation, you can also use the functions to validate the input against NVDL schemas.

validate:rng[edit]

Signatures validate:rng($input as item(), $schema as item()) as empty-sequence()
validate:rng($input as item(), $schema as item(), $compact as xs:boolean) as empty-sequence()
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema, using the XML or $compact notation.
Errors error: the validation fails.
init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: the RelaxNG validator is not available.
Examples
  • validate:rng('doc.xml', 'doc.rng') validates the document doc.xml against the specified schema doc.rng.

validate:rng-info[edit]

Signatures validate:rng-info($input as item(), $schema as item()) as xs:string*
validate:rng-info($input as item(), $schema as item(), $compact as xs:boolean) as xs:string*
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema, using the XML or $compact notation, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors in a string sequence.
Errors init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: the RelaxNG validator is not available.

validate:rng-report[edit]

Signatures validate:rng-report($input as item(), $schema as xs:string) as element(report)
validate:rng-report($input as item(), $schema as xs:string, $compact as xs:boolean) as element(report)
Summary Validates the XML $input document against a $schema, using the XML or $compact notation, and returns warnings, errors and fatal errors as XML.
Errors init: the validation process cannot be started.
not-found: The RelaxNG validator is not available.

Schematron Validation[edit]

If you want to use Schematron for validating documents, install Vincent Lizzi’s excellent Schematron XQuery Module for BaseX:

repo:install('https://github.com/Schematron/schematron-basex/raw/master/dist/schematron-basex-1.2.xar')

The following query illustrates how documents are validated. It is directly taken from the GitHub project:

import module namespace schematron = "http://github.com/Schematron/schematron-basex";

let $sch := schematron:compile(doc('rules.sch'))
let $svrl := schematron:validate(doc('document.xml'), $sch)
return (
  schematron:is-valid($svrl),
  for $message in schematron:messages($svrl)
  return concat(schematron:message-level($message), ': ', schematron:message-description($message))
)

Errors[edit]

Code Description
error The document cannot be validated against the specified schema.
init The validation cannot be started.
not-found No validator is available.

Changelog[edit]

Version 9.2
Version 9.0
  • Updated: error codes updated; errors now use the module namespace
Version 8.5
  • Updated: Relative URIs will always be resolved against the static base URI of the query
Version 8.3
Version 7.6

The module was introduced with Version 7.3.