Re: constraints - odd question
Sounds like a job for Schematron-man! Which fits right in with Ken Holman's post about using xslt to verify the constraints. Cheers, Tom P [Simon St.Laurent] > Suppose I want to create a preferences or properties file where the > names of the elements correspond to the names of the properties > involved. I'm not concerned with validation in the sense that certain > elements (it's all elements) must be present in a certain order, but > there may be a different kind of validation needed. > > I want to make certain that no elements have the same names as their > siblings. Duplication of a property name will lead to overwriting, and > they want a simple way to warn readers that the duplication has occurred > before loading the properties file into their particular environment. > > This isn't hard to do in Java, but Java isn't a natural or easy answer > for widespread distribution to newbies. I'm looking for something more > like a DTD - an XSLT style sheet might be acceptable. > > Any thoughts? Attributes come by this property somewhat naturally, but > this case is about nested structures.
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