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   RE: [xml-dev] asserting filesystem structure with xpaths

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Nice idea.

I've haven't tried this as such, but had fun a while ago generating XML
trees from filesystem directories, with docs in the dirs - doing it in
JavaHelp XML format meant JavaHelp could be used as a rather nice reader,
complete with multi-level table of contents tree structure, index and


(some of the links might not work - this was salvaged from another domain)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill de hÓra [mailto:bill.dehora@propylon.com]
> Sent: 30 September 2003 22:27
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] asserting filesystem structure with xpaths
> Hi,
> I'd like a service I'm running to be able to make an integrity check
> against a number of directory structures it depends on, to generate
> testcard/happy page on startup (and check the structure
> intermittently afterwards). I'm thinking this could be done with a
> list of XPaths asserted against a XML representation of the
> filesystem. I can't be the first person to want to have done this,
> so I was wondering if anyone here ever used XML/XPath to do such a
> thing?
> Bill de hÓra
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