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Need help to use an XML schema validator.

From: Mathieu Mangeot <Mathieu.Mangeot@xrce.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 19:04:13 +0200
Message-Id: <200104101704.TAA28516@sancy.grenoble.xrce.xerox.com>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
cc: Mathieu.Mangeot@xrce.xerox.com
Dear members,

I'm writing my Ph.D. on computer science.
I'm using a lot of XML schemas in my Ph.D. to describe
and demonstrate my ideas.

A month ago I started to try to validate some
XML documents with XML schemas.

I took an XML schemas validators list on the web &
tried them one by one but I couldn't succeed.

It is very important for me to be able to validate 
my schemas so please could you help me ?


My XML document:

http://clips.imag.fr/geta/mathieu.mangeot/XSD/papillon.xml

My XML schema:

http://clips.imag.fr/geta/mathieu.mangeot/XSD/papillon.xsd

I produced this schema from this dtd:
http://clips.imag.fr/geta/mathieu.mangeot/XSD/papillon.dtd
using the dtd2xsd.pl tool from Mary Holstege.

The file is valid with respect to this DTD.

I take XML schemas validators list & give you my failures:

1. XSV (XML Schema Validator) from University of Edinburgh/W3C

1.1 web form

I tried to validate my document with the web form but
the validator did not seem to analyze my document.

Here is the answer:
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Schema validating with XSV 1.183/1.90 of 2001/04/07 11:19:51

       Target: http://clips.imag.fr/geta/mathieu.mangeot/XSD/papillon.xml 
          (Real name: http://clips.imag.fr/geta/mathieu.mangeot/XSD/papillon.xml
           Length: 6174 bytes 
           Last Modified: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 16:21:42 GMT
           Server: Apache/1.3.9 (Unix)) 
       docElt: {http://www-clips.imag.fr/geta/services/dml}dictionary 
       No declaration for document root found, validation was lax 
       schemaLocs: 
       The schema(s) used for schema-validation had no errors 
       No schema-validity problems were found in the target 



Schema resources involved

Attempt to import a schema document from http://www-clips.imag.fr/geta/services/dml for
http://www-clips.imag.fr/geta/services/dml, failed


-------------------------------------------------------------------

Then I tried to validate the schema itself.
Here is the answer:

-------------------------------------------------------------------

chema validating with XSV 1.183/1.90 of 2001/04/07 11:19:51

       Target: http://clips.imag.fr/geta/mathieu.mangeot/XSD/papillon.xsd 
          (Real name: http://clips.imag.fr/geta/mathieu.mangeot/XSD/papillon.xsd
           Length: 5631 bytes 
           Last Modified: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 16:15:16 GMT
           Server: Apache/1.3.9 (Unix)) 
       docElt: {http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema}schema 
       No declaration for document root found, validation was lax 
       schemaLocs: 
       The schema(s) used for schema-validation had no errors 
       No schema-validity problems were found in the target 



Schema resources involved

Attempt to import a schema document from http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema for http://www.w3.org/1999/XMLSchema, failed

-------------------------------------------------------------------
The validator does not seem to validate my document.
=> Could you tell me what's wrong in my schema or in my document ?


1.2 Windows installer

I'm not using Windows :(
=> forget it!

1.3 Python source code

I tried to install it on 3 different machines:

a) first one: python is not installed & I'm not
administrator => forget it!

b) second one: It is a PC with Linux Mandrake 7.2.
Python 2.0 cannot run on this PC.
Any running python program blocks the machine
Uninstallation of python 2.0 & reinstallation of
python 1.5
=> forget it!

c) third one:

I installed ltxml-1.2.2 successfully

I installed PyLTXML apparently successfully

I set PYTHONPATH to:

>setenv PYTHONPATH /opt/Misc/lib/python2.0:~/PyLTXML/:~/ltxml-1.2.2/XML/lib

But when I try 

I obtain:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
>python applyschema.py
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "applyschema.py", line 5, in ?
    from PyLTXML import *
ImportError: No module named PyLTXML

---------------------------------------------------------------------
I probably did not installed correctly the generated modules.
I'm not an expert in python.
=> forget it!


2. Oracle XML Schema Processor for Java

I installed the XML schema processor and compiled
the classes.

I can parse the sample correctly but when I try to parse
my example, I obtain the following errors:

-----------------------------------------------------------
Parsing papillon.xml

<Line 52, Column 15>: XSD-2025: (Error) Invalid text ' [de ART ~]
                        ' in element: 'reflexie'
<Line 76, Column 15>: XSD-2025: (Error) Invalid text ' j postpos
                        ' in element: 'reflexie'

-----------------------------------------------------------

These errors are wrong and not well positionned.
=> Could you tell me what's wrong then ?

3. XML Spy Parser: 
I don't have a PC
=> forget it!

4. TIBCO XML schema validator:
I don't have a PC
=> forget it!

5. Apache Project XML Schema validator: Xerces 

I installed the xerces package sucessfully.

But I couldn't find any example written in java that implements
a schema validator.
My java skills are not sufficient enough for programming
a xml schema parser without a validator.

=> Could you give me an example of an XML Schema validator
written in xerces-j?


Thanks a lot and sorry to bother you.


Mathieu

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Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2001 13:04:43 GMT

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