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Re: view xml-schema with svg

From: Paul Kiel <paul@hr-xml.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 16:14:46 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <001601c2793e$9d67bd30$6401a8c0@pkiel2>
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>

As one who created SVG from XDR schemas (prior to final XSD rec of course),
it is a daunting task.  One of the great arguments for schema was that it
was parsable and styleable.  But given the complexity of the final rec,
there just aren't scads of xslts for xsd.  In my own hunting, I managed to
come up with about 3 - one of which is my own concoction.

Building an SVG engine would be great for people like me who are constantly
looking for new and better ways to communicate the data model to domain
experts (who don't care to know about xml and shouldn't have to).  An
education tool more than a schema design tool.

I might just buy such a tool, Cyrill ... :)

My 0.02,

Paul Kiel
HR-XML Consortium

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cyrill Zadra" <czadra@bluewin.ch>
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 3:52 PM
Subject: view xml-schema with svg

> Hi,
> 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
> subelements.
> 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.
> Cyrill
Received on Tuesday, 29 October 2002 07:12:31 UTC

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