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   Schematron (was Re: Remember to RELAX)

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  • From: Oliver Becker <obecker@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org, ricko@geotempo.com
  • Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 10:55:08 +0200 (MET DST)

Hi Rick,

> For capturing many kinds of arbitrary constraints before modeling them,
> my schema language schematron is quite useful. 
> http://www.ascc.net/xml/resource/schematron/schematron.html
> You can make assertions about the structure in a fairly rapid,
> incremental way. Then when you move to a schema language with datatyping
> (XMl Schemas, RELAX, etc) you can tick off or delete each assertion in
> the Schematron schema.

Would it be reasonable to change Schematron into a real open source
project supported by several contributors (hosted on sourceforge, for
Unfortunately I don't have any experience with that.

Schematron is very fine - but sometimes limited. So I add things myself
and write proprietary Schematron preprocessors (using an extended
Schematron language). Other users might do similary things ...

I think a little effort to concentrate the Schematron activities makes
a lot of sense.

Best regards,

|  ob|do        Dipl.Inf. Oliver Becker                             |
|  --+--        E-Mail: obecker@informatik.hu-berlin.de             |
|  op|qo        WWW:    http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~obecker |


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