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Re: Micro XSD for Micro XML?

  • From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:23:29 +0000

Re:  Micro XSD for Micro XML?
On 17/12/2010 14:33, Pete Cordell wrote:
> I recently put together a schema language for newbies that aims to be 
> simple.  The idea was that an example of your XML data could be your 
> schema. Chances are that alone wouldn't be rich enough, so you can 
> then add annotations to it to better describe what you want.  For that 
> reason I've called it "Annotated XML Example" or AXE.

Vaclav Trojan has a similar schema-by-annotated-example specification in 
the form of XDefinition:

see http://www.syntea.cz/xdweb/userdoc/XMLPrague2009_en.pdf

<book category="optional enumeration('children','adult','unknown')">
<title> required string() </title>
<author> required string() </author>
<IBSN> optional numeric(8,15) </IBSN>
<price> required decimal(4,2) </price>

Michael Kay

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