XSD: What will it do?

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Thu May 28 07:10:03 BST 1998

Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> In its most stripped-down form, XSD may also provide application developers
> with a lightweight means to check element and attribute structures without
> needing to figure out parameter entities, external inclusions, and the other
> power tools which make processing a DTD more complex.   I'd like to see a
> simple tool that verifies a document against an XSD built as one of the early
> implementations, and I'm covering a whiteboard with my own odd ideas of how to
> accomplish this.

I'm hoping to adapt some code I have for DTD validation to this task, but
it's in Python, and even though Python can be compiled to the JVM,
everyone else probably wants a Java version. I prefer not to prototype in
Java because the ultra-strict type system tends to constrain my creativity
(though for production code, I think that it enhances my rigour). I'll see
what I can do in the time I have available...

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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