The fundamental advantages of XML Schema will lead to a new set of tools for managing and integrating enterprise data. The tools supporting XML Schema today include these:
XML processor with support for schemas, downloadable from the Apache Web site http://xml.apache.org/xerces-j/index.html
XML Authority, an XML Schema design tool from Extensibility translates application documents to schemas. http://www.extensibility.com/tibco/solutions/xml_authority/index.htm
XML Spy, a integrated development environment for XML. http://www.xmlspy.com/
For anyone involved in an enterprise wide xml initiative, the development of xml schema and the entrance of supporting tools in the market is not only encouraging but necessary. Finally, xml can move from being a "strategic initiative"” to a truly enterprise ready production infrastructure.