cvc-elt.1: Cannot find the declaration of element ‘MyElement’

Your schema is for its target namespace so it defines an element with name MyElement in that target namespace Your instance document however has an element with name MyElement in no namespace. That is why the validating parser tells you it can’t find a declaration for that element, you haven’t provided a schema … Read more

what is the use of xsi:schemaLocation?

The Java XML parser that spring uses will read the schemaLocation values and try to load them from the internet, in order to validate the XML file. Spring, in turn, intercepts those load requests and serves up versions from inside its own JAR files. If you omit the schemaLocation, then the XML parser won’t know … Read more