Re: Any tool to generate xml documents?
In article <B546C312A37C12438A22154026CDC7E01580FF61@e...> you write: >How can one automate the process of generation of instances? Choose a random legal top-level element. Give it any required attributes, with values chosen from the legal possibilities. Randomly choose optional attributes to give it. Then give it child elements in accordance with its content model, making random choices where the content model allows them. Add random text-content if allowed, or random whitespace for element-only content. Continue recursively. In practice you would probably want to specify limits on the nesting depth and so on. Satisfying ID/IDREF and similar constraints can be hard in theory (Henry Thompson and I produced a DTD where generating instances is equivalent to 3SAT), but this is probably not important in realistic cases. -- Richard -- "Consideration shall be given to the need for as many as 32 characters in some alphabets" - X3.4, 1963.
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