Dissillusioned about interoperability.
jtauber at jtauber.com
Fri Oct 8 01:38:18 BST 1999
> To me, it sounds like you could do with some tools for mapping different
> data structures that represent similar underlying data structures to a
> common model. The problem isn't that XML is too flexible; rather, it's
> that no one has yet built something handy for making "everyone else's
> representation" into "my representation". It doesn't seem like a light
> project, but it doesn't seem impossible, either.
I'm involved in the development of a markup language that is what could be
described as weakly-typed, ie of the form:
I have often thought that it would be useful to have a standard transform
between this and a strongly-typed form:
Fairly simple XSLT for each direction of transform.
Actually, I can think of a handful of simple little XSLT transforms that
might be useful for this sort of thing:
One could turn all elements into <element type="...">...</element>
Another could turn all attributes into child elements
and so on...
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