Schema Naming and Design Guidelines
By cwebster on Dec 21, 2006
The Universal Business Language Initiative was design to provide some common definitions in XML Schema to support an interoperable XML vocabulary. This is a daunting feat. This effort has produced some documents for Naming and Design guidelines of XML Schema. See the following: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd-UBL-NDR-2.0.pdf. Beware, this document is 70+ pages but the guidelines are interesting to consider for schema authors. This was a massive effort so the advice here is interesting to people thinking about developing schemas which stand the test of time.