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   Re: [xml-dev] Java API for Accessing XML Schema

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Hayden Marchant wrote:
> I am looking for an API that will give me a complete view of the whole XMLSch
> ema - attributeGroups, element groups, references to attribute groups, knowle
> dge of the location of a definition of an object (i.e. tracking of imported/i
> ncluded constructs), documentation tags, etc... I need the sort of API that a
>  typical XML Schema GUI Tool has internally.
> There are plenty of implementations of XML Parsers [...]
> that are internally parsing an XML Schema into a java object.
> However, I have found that the XML Parsers generally do not keep all of the s
> chema information - they only keep what is relevant for validation [...]
> Does anyone know of such an API out there that will be rich enough for my nee
> ds?

Just use one of the usual toolkits for plain XML (SAX, DOM,
jdom, etc.).

The main reason W3C XML Schema uses XML instance syntax 
instead of something more human-readable is to make this 
sort of thing possible...

--Joe English



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