Visual Schemas For E-Government Standards

Who knew that even whitehouse had xml standards! At

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov/e-5-documents.html

I found

Exhibit 300 Schema, Version 3.02 (for FY08)

This document is used to describe and define the type of content including the entities, attributes, elements and notation used for the submission of Exhibit 300s for the FY08 budget cycle.”

The schema definition is published for every year’s budget cycle. VisualSchema.com is pleased to announce the availability of Visual Schemas For OMB (E-Government).

One interesting thing is that the namespace uri of the above schema is https://OMB300.gov a seemingly non-existent domain name and made me smile to see they are using https for the namespace uri. I mean, sure whitehouse has it’s own confidential documents, but using https in the target namespace uri sure isn’t going to keep them all that confidential. Or is it? :).