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Simple XML Schema validator in Python using lxml library
#! /usr/bin/python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
#
# Simple XML validator done while learning the use of lxml library.
# -- Juhamatti Niemelä <iiska AT iki DOT fi>
import lxml
from lxml import etree
if __name__ == "__main__":
import sys, os
if len(sys.argv) != 3:
print "Usage: %s document.xml schema.xsd" % (sys.argv[0])
exit(0)
with open(sys.argv[2]) as f:
doc = etree.parse(f)
print "Validating schema ... "
try:
schema = etree.XMLSchema(doc)
except lxml.etree.XMLSchemaParseError as e:
print e
exit(1)
print "Schema OK"
with open(sys.argv[1]) as f:
doc = etree.parse(f)
print "Validating document ..."
try:
schema.assertValid(doc)
except lxml.etree.DocumentInvalid as e:
print e
exit(1)
print "Document OK"
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ychen306 commented Apr 17, 2014

Does this work with a schema that references (i.e. with attribute like schemaLocation = "base.xsd") another schema? If not, do you know how to do it?

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warreee commented Feb 12, 2016

In het "upper" schema you import the other xsd's, as long as path is set right (in the upper xsd) it will work.

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