OpenCms XML content objects
One of the most powerful features of OpenCms ist the XML content. With XML contents it is easy to create structured contents like news messages, events, address data, etc. List views of XML content objects can be generated easily by using the OpenCms taglib.
XML contents are located as files in the VFS (Virtual File System) of OpenCms and can be edited by content managers in an automatically generated form based editor.
Advantages of XML contents compared to the legacy "master module mechanism":
If you are a long - time OpenCms user, you might know the legacy "master module" technology. This is still available, however, XML contents offer some substantial advantages over the master module mechanism:
Because of these advantages we recommend the use of XML contents as described here with OpenCms 6.0.
XML content development in [xx] easy steps:
How to create a very simple XSD for XML contents
Learn about the data types that can be used in a XSD.
Learn about the advanced configuration options of XML contents in a XSD.