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RE: Tool for flattening distributed XML schemas

From: Paul Kiel <paul@hr-xml.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 14:24:44 -0400
To: "'Andreas Hoenen'" <andreas.hoenen@arcor.de>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001501c69496$ce3dce00$6401a8c0@monkeyboy>


I had this same need and created a pair of XSLTs to do the job.  The first simply walks the "includes" and merges them
all into a single result.  The second takes the result and eliminates duplicate or colliding global components and
alphabetizes the rest.  

Because this is a bit of a hack on my part, I am happy to share it with you, but I don't have it published anywhere
outside our Consortium.  Ping me offline if you are interested.


W. Paul Kiel
HR-XML Consortium
Attend HR-XML in Barcelona, October 2006


-----Original Message-----
From: xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Hoenen
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 3:31 PM
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Subject: Tool for flattening distributed XML schemas


consider the case of constructing a distributed XML schema:

One top level file besides defining the root element includes other "library" files, actually referencing only some of
the types provided by those.  Some type definitions are taken unchanged, others get redefined.
Thus it may become quite complicated to understand the resulting XML language.

Does anyone know about a tool (API, script, algorithm, ...) that is able to "flatten" the distributed schema, that is
filtering out all superfluous types, resolving the redefinitions and presenting the result as a new, equivalent schema?

Open source tools would be preferred :-)

Thanks for you attention, Andreas
Andreas Hoenen <andreas.hoenen@arcor.de>

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