[This section discusses a feature was first implemented for MSXML 6.0.]
This section covers introduces the Microsoft COM implementation of the Schema Object Model (SOM) standard. The SOM provides a navigable set of classes that directly reflect the W3C XML Schema definition language (XSD) specification. These classes enable you to walk through the elements of an XML Schema document and obtain information about the properties and declarations, and about the relationships between them. You can then compile and validate your XML documents against this XML Schema by using the validate method of the DOM.
The Microsoft SOM implementation provides both Microsoft® Visual Basic® and Microsoft Visual C++® interfaces.
To use SOM in your application requires MSXML 6..