Validating your XML file against a schema
There are many applications available to validate XML files against a schema. If you don't already have one available,
a freeware version called XML Notepad 2007 is available from Microsoft.
While it is not the most robust XML processing application, it is sufficient for validating your files.
Note: Do not use the application to edit your XML files, as it inserts a Byte Order Mark which is incompatible with .NET Web Services
To use XML Notepad 2007 to validate your files:
Save the schema locally
Save the appropriate schema(s) (.xsd files) from the FSLSO XML page to your PC.
Download and install XML Notepad 2007 from:
To validate your XML file against a schema:
Start XML Notepad 2007
Click File > Open - Navigate to the file you would like to check for validity, then click the 'Open' button
Associate a schema with the file
Click View > Schemas
If the schema you want to validate against is not in the list, click the '...' button in the right of one of the grid rows and navigate to the downloaded schema (.xsd file)
Ensure that the schema you are validating against is the only one unchecked in the 'Disabled' column. Click 'OK'
Any validation error will now show in the 'Error List' item at the bottom of the screen.