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Re: automatic generate sml schema

From: Anthony B. Coates <abcoates@idmm.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 23:17:09 +0100
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <opsftxivce6mihty@idmm-vaio-vgn>

Tibco's TurboXML does it.  So does XML Spy 2004.  oXygen 4.2 can create a  
DTD, and from that create an equivalent Schema.  So there are a number of  
choices.  I use this facility with some regularity, as I often prefer to  
design prototypical instances first rather than diving into the Schema  
view.  Writing the Schema first is like doing a painting by generating the  
spatial Fourier Transform directly without looking at the canvas.  I.e.,  
it doesn't always make for a pretty result.


On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:36:48 -0600, C.F. Scheidecker Antunes  
<nando@antunes.eti.br> wrote:

> I am new to XML. I would like to ask you a question. Is it possible to  
> generate a schema file from an xml instance file? That is, I have an XML  
> isntance without its schema and I would like to generate its schema. I  
> can do this manually by using xmlspy or some other tool. But it would be  
> great if there were a tool to come up with a basic schema that I could  
> enhance manualy later. Is it possible?
Anthony B. Coates, Director
Information Design, Messaging and Management
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Received on Wednesday, 13 October 2004 22:29:15 UTC

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