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   RE: Dissillusioned about interoperability.

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  • From: Mike Hatalski <mhatalski@ipnet-solutions.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 16:05:37 -0700

How about IBM's Translator Generator?


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
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.

It'd get you out of:
a) having to define all your models in advance
b) forcing everyone to use identical representations

I wish I had more time, I really do.  Anybody else done something like this?

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