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   Re: XML to UML

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For an overview of XML entitity modelling attempts, go to:


For generating UML models in XML, there is a pre-XMI format called UXF which is not 
as rich as XMI but easier to hand code:


Though this is not updated since 1999, it would be transformable into XMI, and is 
rich enough for what you want.  

Neither format specifies graph layout; XMI does allow tool specific extensions 
which would allow tools to embed layout in the XML, but not in a portable manner.  
Graphical tools therefore must add or generate this information when importing XMI.

>Maybe RDF or XLink for example could be used to represent each relationship
>more accurately? 

XMI uses XLink, UXF not.

It may actually be better to have a shorthand non-XML input (like previous thread 
on smart ascii) and then have something generate XMI from that, converting class 
names to IDs and creating the links etc.

Pete Kirkham

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