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Re: XML dictionary - second try

  • From: Razvan MIHAIU <xml.dev.ro@g...>
  • To: Betty Harvey <harvey@e...>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:33:34 +0200

Re:  XML dictionary - second try

Would you mind sharing you XML schema ? I am not asking for the XSLT 
thing because that is quite hard to do - I will do that myself.

I am looking to see other points of view regarding this Q&A thing. Your 
schema would provide an alternative point of view.

Razvan M.

> Unless you have a requirement to be compliant with a standard then it 
> probably would be easier to create a schema (whichever flavor suits your
> fancy) that meets your requirements would be easier than trying to
> adapt your simplified version with the Q&T specification.
> I have developed a very simple XML schema for my own purposes for 
> developing questionaires and an XSLT to transform it to XForms.  This 
> is a relatively simple process and is an easier endeavor than trying 
> to use Q&T.  Like most complicated specifications commercial tools are 
> being developed to support Q&T.
> Good luck!
> Betty
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Razvan MIHAIU wrote:
>> Michael Kay wrote:
>>>> This looks like what I need, but it is quite complicated... I was 
>>>> expected something simpler.
>>> Generic schemas are always more complicated than you expect. That's 
>>> because
>>> your requirements are a subset of the requirements of the community 
>>> as a
>>> whole, often quite a small subset. A published generic schema will 
>>> tend to
>>> be the union of everyone's requirements.
>>   In that case it might be better to develop my own "quick" version. 
>> I will have to explain a small set of rules to the partner sites, 
>> otherwise I need to explain this generic specification which is much 
>> more complex.
>>   I am thinking what is the best trade-off.
>> Regards,
>> Razvan N.

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