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Re: view xml-schema with svg

From: Cyrill Zadra <czadra@bluewin.ch>
Date: 22 Oct 2002 13:40:38 +0200
Message-ID: <3DB53936.9060809@bluewin.ch>
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny666@virgilio.it>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org

Hi Danny and both Andrew's ;)

Thanks for your advices. For now, I'll measure what would be the best
way because I just have little experiences with java and xslt.
Maybe I'm also to inexperienced to develop such a tool, but anyway I'll
try it.

Cyrill

Danny Ayers wrote:

 > Hi Cyrill,
 >
 > I agree entirely with Andrew on the suitability of SVG for this kind
 > of task.
 > I have put together a little tool, "Squirrel"  [1] for graphically
 > exploring XML documents which use SVG as a front end to server-side Java.
 >
 > SVG is XML, and that allows quite a few alternate solutions to this
 > kind of problem. Server-side processing as in Squirrel can be used
 > (in pretty much any language you like) or the work can be done by
 > scripts within the SVG itself, as Jim Ley has done with his
 > 'Simplistic RDF Editor' [2]. There are also several approaches to the
 > code itself - looking at XML then DOM (as in Squirrel) or XSLT (as in
 > the Slidemaker mini-app also at the link below) can be used directly
 > to generate the SVG.
 >
 > If you are comfortable with Java, then I'd strongly recommend looking
 > at the Apache Batik toolkit - very powerful. Whatever language you
 > prefer, I'd strongly recommend looking at SVG Unleashed ;-)
 >
 > Cheers,
 > Danny.
 >
 >
 > [1] http://ideagraph.net/unleashed/
 > (I've not finished this page yet! - I'll put the source up right away)
 >
 > [2] http://jibbering.com/rdf/editor.html
 >
 > ---
 > Danny Ayers
 > <stuff> http://www.isacat.net <http://www.isacat.net/> </stuff>
 >
 > Idea maps for the Semantic Web
 > http://ideagraph.net <http://ideagraph.net/>
 >
 >     -----Original Message-----
 >     *From:* AndrewWatt2000@aol.com [mailto:AndrewWatt2000@aol.com]
 >     *Sent:* 21 October 2002 22:12
 >     *To:* czadra@bluewin.ch; xmlschema-dev@w3.org
 >     *Subject:* Re: view xml-schema with svg
 >
 >     In a message dated 21/10/2002 20:58:54 GMT Daylight Time,
 >     czadra@bluewin.ch writes:
 >
 >
 >>     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.
 >
 >
 >
 >     Cyrill,
 >
 >     In my opinion SVG would be a reasonable choice. The ability to
 >     pan, zoom and scale SVG documents allows a great deal of
 >     flexibility in presentation and navigation.
 >
 >     I know that Danny Ayers, one of my co-authors for SVG Unleashed,
 > 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0672324296/ref%3DNOSIM/edititwriteco-20/102-3620759-9518510,
 >     has done some broadly similar exploratory work with SVG and Java.
 >     I don't think he has done anything specifically with schema
 >     documents but you might want to contact him to discuss what he has
 >     done and the relevant issues he found: danny@isacat.net
 >
 >     I hope that helps.
 >
 >     Andrew Watt
 >
Received on Tuesday, 22 October 2002 07:40:46 GMT

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