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  • From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
  • To: "'Howard Lee'" <howard@bidonassets.com>, xml-dev@xml.org, xml-interest@java.sun.com
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 17:14:43 +0100

> We are thinking about developing an application that is truly 
> generic by
> using XML. Our idea is basically generate pretty much enitre 
> application
> during the installation process. The user enters XML DTD, and 
> we create
> database tables, applicable Java classes (data models), and 
> JSP, servlet
> code etc. Has anyone tried this? Any suggestions? Thank you very much.

Not with DTDs per se, but there were lots of application generators in the
1980s that did this from data models of one kind or another. The more
expressive your data (meta)model, the better your chances - I'd rate DTDs as
pretty low on the scale.

Mike Kay

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