W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > xmlschema-dev@w3.org > August 2010

Re: Help on XML Schema generation using XSLT

From: Silent lights <silentlights@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:08:21 +0000 (GMT)
Message-ID: <581280.56326.qm@web24203.mail.ird.yahoo.com>
To: Edward A SSG RES USAR USARCCheney <austin.cheney@us.army.mil>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Hi Austin,
Vielen Dank :) for your tips. I agree absolutely to the concerns you have mentioned. I do see this problem along with similar issues like identifying enumerations, identifying decimal values that are based on European conventions, occurances, set of values and the list goes on.
I have no idea of how the xml would be and the limits of its existance. It is highly specific to the customers environment. But on the other hand, I hae the possibility to refine my XSLT once I treat succesive documents. hence my Schema would get better and better every time it is loaded with the same type of XML file at that customers place.

At the moment I am working on the XSLT and I do land on issues where it is misty. I try to find my solutions, I think I would post some code where I am stuck and cant get further.

But thank you for giving some hopes that it is possible to generate a schema using a non-procedural language like XSLT.

--- On Fri, 20/8/10, Cheney, Edward A SSG RES USAR USARC <austin.cheney@us.army.mil> wrote:

> From: Cheney, Edward A SSG RES USAR USARC <austin.cheney@us.army.mil>
> Subject: Re: Help on XML Schema generation using XSLT
> To: "Silent lights" <silentlights@yahoo.co.uk>
> Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
> Date: Friday, 20 August, 2010, 1:58
> Densil,
> I would say converting a basic XML document to a schema
> document is not probable unless there exists a certain
> quantity of known information that you are aware of outside
> the XML instance.  I say this because there are many
> details associated with a schema that cannot be inferred
> from a single XML instance, such as how many times a certain
> child should occur under a parent element or if a certain
> parent element should be confined to only a limited
> specified choice of child elements.
> The only way that such a task would become probable is if
> the XML document is auto-generated with known and defined
> meta-data and structure.  This is so because then you
> known exactly what all the bounds of those generated
> instances of XML should be limited to and allow expression
> of, which is the breath of information necessary to write a
> schema.
> If you would supply additional information about the nature
> of the XML instances and the method by which they are
> generated and the depth of their consumption I believe
> anybody on this mailing list could supply you with tips to
> achieve a highly efficient solution.
> Austin

Received on Friday, 20 August 2010 08:08:55 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 23:15:57 UTC