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i would liek to know about XML ElementFormDefault. when, how, why we use it, advantages, disadvantages of using it. I am not clear on this concept. thanks in advance.
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perhpas this would help from:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1463138/what-does-elementformdefault-do-for-xml-when-is-it-used

What that means is that the targetNamespace you've declared at the top of the schema only applies to elements in the schema compliant XML document if either elementFormDefault is "qualified" or the element is declared explicitly in the schema as having form="qualified".

For example: If elementFormDefault is unqualified -

<element name="name" type="string" form="qualified"></element>
<element name="page" type="target:TypePage"></element>

will put expect "name" elements to be in the targetNamespace and "page" elements to be in the null namespace.

To save you having to put form="qualified" on every element declaration, stating elementFormDefault="qualified" means that the targetNamespace applies to each element unless overridden by putting form="unqualified" on the element declaration.
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