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   Re: [xml-dev] Instance from Schema?

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Hi Stefan,

You can use XercesJ to parse the schema then you can get the element 
declaration for your root element, get its type and create the instance 
as you explore it (we do this on new XML based on a schema in oXygen).

With XSLT you can take a look at the XS3P [1] schema documentation 
stylesheet, it generates a schema instance representation that I think 
can be developed further to generate a full instance document.

[1] http://titanium.dstc.edu.au/xml/xs3p

Hope that helps,
George Cristian Bina

Stefan Tilkov wrote:
> I know there are tools to create W3C XML Schemas from instance  
> documents. Is there something that does the same thing the other way  
> round, i.e. create a (sample) instance from a Schema? Preferably  
> implemented e.g. in XSLT or in some Java lib?
> Thanks,
> Stefan
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