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RE: view xml-schema with svg

From: Marcel Jemio <mjemio@disa.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 07:40:30 -0500
To: "'Paul Kiel'" <paul@hr-xml.org>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002201c27f48$5e0da2c0$fb00000a@DISALAPTOP3>

Paul - good to see you online...

I haven't found many that can do what I wanted to do - interactive rendering
of the schema.  I've researched this a bit as well and the only one that
comes close is this...

You might have come across this...  What I've done is converted XSDs to a
stylized HTML through schema decomposition and then recombined parts to
"logically" display content in HTML - sprinkle in some SVG-magic and voila!
there is a static SVG.  It's a start to something but vendors are still
interpreting the specification...  I'm not a SVG expert as others on this
listserve should be able to provide more info...


-----Original Message-----
From: xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org
[mailto:xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Paul Kiel
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 4:15 PM
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Subject: Re: view xml-schema with svg

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 07:38:53 UTC

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