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The W3's XML Schema recommendation Part #1: Structures explains the syntax of building an XML Schema.
The W3's XML Schema recommendation Part #2: Datatypes - detailed descriptions of the datatypes.
Want to quickly view the available datatypes? Jump to this chart of XML schema built-in datatypes from the W3 recommendation.
Relax NG is a lightweight version of an XML schema langauge that is a reaction to the syntactical complexity of W3's XML Schema.
A good brief introduction to XML schema with downloadable file examples.
A good resource of XML Schema Best Practices with white papers and lots of good recommendations.
A good FAQ with brief answers to a lot of your XML Schema questions and links to resources.
The W3 has a primer on XML Schema language.
Interesting schema examples and a tutorial from Roger Costello.
The basics of using XML-Schema.
XML Schema Best Practices page has a variety of PDF files with good advice on designing schemas.
A solid XML validator from Decision Soft.
Another online XML Instance Validator that lets you choose the parser type.
The W3 has a schema validator that checks the your schema syntax for errors. This validator does not validate an XML instance against the schema, rather it checks the structure of your schema.