Re: Dissillusioned about interoperability.
> To me, it sounds like you could do with some tools for mapping different > data structures that represent similar underlying data structures to a > common model. The problem isn't that XML is too flexible; rather, it's > that no one has yet built something handy for making "everyone else's > representation" into "my representation". It doesn't seem like a light > project, but it doesn't seem impossible, either. I'm involved in the development of a markup language that is what could be described as weakly-typed, ie of the form: <object> <property name="type">foo</property> <property name="a">bar</property> <property name="b">baz</property> ... </object> I have often thought that it would be useful to have a standard transform between this and a strongly-typed form: <foo> <a>bar</a> <b>baz</b> </foo> Fairly simple XSLT for each direction of transform. Actually, I can think of a handful of simple little XSLT transforms that might be useful for this sort of thing: One could turn all elements into <element type="...">...</element> Another could turn all attributes into child elements and so on... James Tauber xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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