Re: [Summary] Characterization of Schematron - Usage and Featu
I agree it will be easier in iso schematron , because of let basically, and if you're bound to xpath 2.0 as you have for and conditional expression. I don't feel comfortable doing it for public projects yet though, given the newness of all standards used in such a scenario. cheers, Bryan Rasmussen On 1/25/07, Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@g...> wrote: > On 1/24/07, bryan rasmussen <rasmussen.bryan@g...> wrote: > > <snip/> > > > The algorithmic check is more along the lines of: > > > > A textnode has data that can be validated using a well-known algorithm > > such as a modulus 10 function. As such it can not be done via > > Schematron, however in most actually occuring markup situations we do > > not have just a textnode, we have a textnode that has some other > > information represented by the markup pertinent to that textnode, such > > as this textnode that can be validated via the modulus 10 function is > > a social security number, as such the algorithm can be applied because > > we know when we have to stop, we do not have to loop until we stop. > > > > Basically this is something one might like to see in a datatype > > defining language, and in fact if I understand my cursory scanning of > > the DSDL Datatype Library language the same method could be used to > > define datatypes conforming to a particular algorithm (can anyone > > correct me if I'm wrong on this?) > > > > This, as opposed to your example, is actually not something Schematron > > is especially good at, it is something of a Stupid Schematron trick > > given that writing these by hand is onerous and it is probably best to > > either autogenerate the expression or move up a level to do the check. > > This is actually why I brought it up because I was pretty sure there > > would be very few people that were using Schematron to do stuff like > > check that something purporting to be an EAN location number actually > > conformed to the algorithm for checking EAN location numbers. > > > > That said I think that using Schematron for this while not optimal > > points to some possible benefits, the fact that it is declarative and > > obviously easier for a program to analyse. There is obviously no > > halting problem in the schematron assertion I sent before. > > > > Using XSLT 2.0 and xPath 2.0 with Schematron can make this kind of > thing more-or-less trivial for a lot of cases... :-) > > -- > Peter Hunsberger >
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