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Re: view xml-schema with svg

From: Andrew Rickard <arickard@tacitgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 08:23:01 +0100
To: Cyrill Zadra <czadra@bluewin.ch>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF836BF3D1.DF6EDCD9-ON80256C5A.00283BA3-80256C5A.00288D74@tacitgroup.com>

Hi Cyrill,

We have in the past used VML to construct diagrams of a database schema,
which we had modeled in XML.  We developed an XML Schema for a datamodel,
and stored table definitions as XML.  Creating the diagrams was a
relatively simple job for an XSL transform to VML.  We were able to rely on
Microsoft Internet Explorer, since it's an internal tool.  However you
should be able to use SVG in much the same way.

Kind Regards,
Andrew Rickard
UK Business Development Manager
Tacit Group Limited
+44 1625 526 772 (Bus)
+44 1625 446 524 (Fax)

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I was looking for an possibility to view the xml I described with
xml-schema. So I found the xsbrowser, but it hasn't satisfied me.
The Problem is, you can't see the whole structure.You always have to
click on link and you only see the current element and its attributs and

First of all I'd like to ask if there're any other tools (for free),
that shows me whole structe, for instance as an image.

I also had the idea to develope a tool that generates a svg file with
the structure, but I'm not sure if SVG is the right format. Is there
anything similar in progress?

Many thanks in advance.


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