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   Re: [xml-dev] A nice little RDDL app I don't have time to write

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Seems like it would be the ultimate proof of usability for RDDL. It seems
also that it will show pretty quickly the problems of RDDL :).


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 8:19 AM
Subject: [xml-dev] A nice little RDDL app I don't have time to write

> I have this <a href="http://map.net";>day job</a> and so I
> don't have time to do this, but it could  be wrapped up in a week
> by someone with access to the necessary resources.
> It's a website that has a form with one argument, which is
> the URL of some document.  It reads the document, pulls out
> the namespace URIs, and for each one goes and sees if there's
> a RDDL.  Then it produces a nice outlined analysis of the
> document, showing all the namespaces that apply to various
> parts of it, and offering to perform various schema validations,
> stylesheet-driven output generation tasks, or various other
> useful things, based on the resources out of the RDDLs; the
> xlink:title attributes on rddl:resources would be useful in
> generating this outline.  Also for each namespace, allow you to
> click to get the human-readable info on that namespace.  It would
> need to include a bunch of different schema validation engines
> and some rendering engines, but there are lots of those around.
> Seems to me you could cook this up, using freeware tools and
> either perl or python, in a couple of days.
> Seems like it could be useful.  -Tim
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