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RE: data binding vocabulary for XSD

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 14:49:47 +0100
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To: <prushfor@NRCan.gc.ca>, <public-xsd-databinding@w3.org>

Hi Peter,

sorry, I somehow missed your post, picked it up from the mail archive.

> I'm interested in the subject of this working group, specifically to
> see if there has been work done on a standard vocabulary for data binding

We're not developing a "standard vocabulary" as such, rather 
documenting common patterns of use of schema, and then putting the patterns
into two buckets:

- Basic - patterns know to work with state of the art databinding implementation
- Advanced - patterns in common use, which databinding implementations should improve on

> from xsd to databases, and if so, what does it look like.

Interest within the working group has focussed on mappings between XML and
programming languages, though that use-case is within scope of, and
should be covered by, our work.

> Thanks for any links or comments on the state of the art.

The test suite, in particular the unpublished implementation
report is worth a look:


> My perspective is to try to (not re-) develop a language describing
> the linkage between GML application schemas and the source database structures,
> such that Web Feature Services (an OGC web service flavour) could
> be administered using that vocabulary.  I am interested in what exists
> to date.

That sounds interesting, but as I understand it, falls outside the scope
of this Working Group which strives to be implementation agnostic. 
If you can provide links, then I'm sure readers of this list may be able to help.

Received on Tuesday, 8 July 2008 13:50:30 UTC

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