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(q1) Where is the official source of the current OSM .xsd Schema file?

Checked the Wiki and found this page as a start: Is that it?

(q2) How do you modify the xml Export (.osm) file to reference the authoritative .xsd Schema file?

(Note: export writes a .osm file which is XML, and can easily be renamed to .xml)

Speculate you just take line 2 of the .xml file which contains this:

 osm version=... generator=... copyright=... attribution=... license=...

and add in ( ahead of the closing ">" )




Provided you have a validated copy of the current OSM .xsd file named OSMSchema.xsd and its located in the same directory.

asked 17 Feb '15, 14:23

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Can you explain in a little more detail what it is that you are actually trying to do?

(17 Feb '15, 14:31) SomeoneElse ♦

Trying to get .osm to load and validate against authoritative .xsd . OSMSchema.xsd (that I found) has xmlns="" and targetNamespace="" yet .osm files don't utilize a namespace? Project otherwise seems quite mature.

(17 Feb '15, 15:08) rjl

This doesn't seem to be a question, or if so is largely rhetorical. Consider rephrasing it, and adding information about why you want to ask the question.

(17 Feb '15, 15:36) SK53 ♦

XML files are not required to contain namespace declarations.

(17 Feb '15, 15:37) scai ♦

There is no official xsd schema file, which is why it doesn't appear referenced from within the files.

There's no official schema in any other format either.

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answered 17 Feb '15, 15:41

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Thanks. Good to know.

(17 Feb '15, 17:07) rjl

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