2 Specification Conventions

The MS-XAML specification only defines a data model for the Xaml Schema Information Set. It does not prescribe the representation of the information items that constitute a schema. While MS-XAML does introduce a notation with which it defines its intrinsic information items, this specification does not use that notation. Instead, a more compact representation is used to minimize redundancy.

The WPF Xaml Vocabulary contains several thousand information items, many of which share much in common. The following sections describe the conventions used in this specification, which exploit this commonality to reduce the volume of text required to describe each information item, and to make it easier to see each item’s distinguishing features.