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Major Schema Definition Files

Windows SharePoint Services 3

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Schema files in Windows SharePoint Services use Collaborative Application Markup Language Core Schemas to define how data is displayed and how HTML is rendered. The following files are the major schema files for the purpose of customizing site and list definitions:

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 introduces the Feature as a powerful new way to customize definitions. For information, see Working with Features.

The following table describes other schema files that use Collaborative Application Markup Language Core Schemas for data definition or HTML rendering, and specifies their locations within the Local_Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE directory.

File name

Location

Description

alerttemplates.xml

\XML

Defines the format, contents, and properties used to create alert messages.

STDVIEW.XML

\GLOBAL\XML

Defines the base view used in a site definition when creating new views.

Warning  Do not modify the contents of this file. Doing so might break the site definition.

VWSTYLES.XML

\GLOBAL\XML

Defines the styles for viewing list data that are available on the Create View page for the list.

BASE.XML

\XML

Provides the schemas used in creating the Lists, Documents, and UserInfo tables in the database when a new site is provisioned.

Warning  Do not modify the contents of this file. Doing so might break the site definition.

DEADWEB.XML

\1033\XML

Defines the message that is sent to the owner of a site to confirm site usage or to warn that the site will be automatically deleted.

FldTypes.xml

\XML

Used during site or list creation to define how field types are rendered in the different modes for viewing list data.

Warning  Do not modify the contents of this file. Doing so might break the site definition.

RGNLSTNG.XML

\1033\XML

Specifies the regional settings for currency, language, locale, and time zone.

htmltransinfo.xml

\XML

Contains mapping instructions for directing a request to the URL for handling a request when the client computer does not have 2007 Microsoft Office system installed.

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