The schemas attribute contains a list of strings that contain the escaped XML for an SPML <schema> element. If you examine the spml.xml file, note that the schema elements are surrounded by a CDATA-marked section. Using CDATA-marked sections is convenient for escaping long strings of XML. When Identity Manager normalizes the spml.xml file, the CDATA-marked sections are converted into strings containing < and > character entities.
The default SPML configuration includes two schemas:
A standard schema that is being defined by the SPML working group.
A custom schema that is defined by Identity Manager. Do not customize these schemas.
The Identity Manager schema contains a class definition for request and various extended requests for common account management operations.