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XML Transformation Metadata

From: Tim Romberg <Romberg@fzi.de>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 22:21:23 -0600
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To: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>


I have a suggestion for a transformation facility closely integrated with
XML Schema and / or Webservices.

Please point me to the right acronym if this already exists.

I think just as every XML document should carry a reference to its Schema
definition (using a URL), a schema definition should contain a reference /
meta data about services that can transform XML docs to and from other
schemas.  If you know COM, it would serve as something like an
IQueryInterface call.

Whenever an application receives an XML doc (of a "source schema") from
somewhere and can only process docs of a specific schema ("target schema"),
it could ask the target schema's service "can you transform documents of the
source schema into your schema?", then the source schema's service "can you
transform your documents into the target schema?" and then possibly other
registered services that do schema transformation. Of course, the question
could also be "Can you point me to the URL of a service that can do the
requested conversion?" or "Can you give me an XSLT stylesheet that does the
requested conversion?"

Thank you very much for your effort.

Tim Romberg

FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Haid- und Neustr. 14
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel. (0721) 9654 557  Fax. -558
Received on Friday, 6 June 2003 00:28:51 UTC

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