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RE: building XML while referring to DTD

All those data binding tools mentioned are very good but in my opinion serve 
a good purpose only in the case that one has a particular dtd/schema or at 
least a few specific dtds/schemas. Otherwise, by using them each time you 
parse a dtd, you create a lot of maybe unwanted classes that have to be 
compiled in order to be used at run time and this is quite an overload when 
you parse many different dtds.You might get so many different classes after 
a while that you will not be able to tell them apart let alone call them at 
In that case one really needs a dtd parser API in order to use it in a 
generic way for extracting the necessary information from any dtd so as to 
create an xml sample file, instead of creating many and different objects 
each time a dtd is parsed.

>From: Michael Brennan <Michael_Brennan@allegis.com>
>To: 'Wendi Sisson' <wsisson@east.fedex.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Subject: RE: building XML while referring to DTD
>Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 17:57:32 -0700
>There are a couple of DTD parsers out there. Check out
>http://www.wutka.com/dtdparser.html and
>There are also some data-binding tools that can create an object model from
>a DTD. Check out http://java.sun.com/xml/jaxb/ and
>http://zeus.enhydra.org/index.html. I've heard that Oracle also has
>something similar. You can check out their XML SDK
>(http://technet.oracle.com/tech/xml/content.html) to see if they have this.
>You may also want to look over some of the components IBM has on their
>Alphaworks site (http://alphaworks.ibm.com/). I believe they also have
>something like this.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Wendi Sisson [mailto:wsisson@east.fedex.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 2:50 PM
> > To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> > Subject: building XML while referring to DTD
> >
> >
> > We have an app that is building various XML documents from
> > various DTDs.
> > I don't want to have to hard-code a different method for every XML
> > document I'm building. Is there a way to "parse" a DTD and then build
> > the XML as I iterate over the DTD? Or perhaps a tool or utility that
> > makes this easier? Or even some way to check before/during adding an
> > element whether it is valid for that DTD? Thanks, Wendi
> > --
> > Wendi Sisson
> > Systems Programmer
> > International Trade Development
> > FedEx Services
> > (901) 263-6695
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