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PBS XML Schema Version 3.1.7

The PBS XML version 3 data file utilises forward compatibility, which means deployment of a new XML schema version can occur without breaking existing message oriented exchanges.

The versioning used within the PBS XML version 3 data file consists of three numbers to denote a change or update to the standards:

The schema is forwards-compatible if a consumer that accepts version N.n documents is also able to accept version N.n+1 documents (as well as version N.n+2, N.n+3, etc.).

More information is available on forwards-compatibility.