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RE: [xml-dev] Re: XML Zebra, a path-based tool for generating diff fingerprints for XML Schemas

Thank you Tony for the clarifications.

I will touch base with Ken directly RE his solution.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Anthony B. Coates (XML-Dev) [mailto:abcoatesecure-
>Sent: Monday, 18 January 2010 9:56 a.m.
>To: DMS Lists; xml-dev List
>Cc: G. Ken Holman
>Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Re: XML Zebra, a path-based tool for generating
>diff fingerprints for XML Schemas
>Hi Juerg.  Comments below.
>On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:43:07 -0000, DMS Lists <lists@d-m-s.co.nz> wrote:
>> Hi Tony, What you propose (keeping instead of pruning) makes sense.
>> I conclude the fingerprint file can be created for a single schema
>> version also, without the need for 'diffing' it against a newer minor
>> version?
>Exactly.  While I expect diffs to be the major use case, there are
>definitely use cases like yours which are things that can be done with a
>single fingerprint file.
>> As far as I remember, Ken Holman's stylesheets are for UBL purposes,
>> requiring all valid UBL XPaths which are included in Ken's solution.
>I believe Ken knows how to generate paths for arbitrary Schemas, but I
>guess he can answer that himself.
>> I however was thinking of a more generic solution suitable for non-UBL
>> contexts, like our approach at the New Zealand Ministry of Education,
>> where at present we don't have all valid XPaths for our custom,
>> UBL-NDR-LIKE schemas.
>Either way, you could certainly derive the stylesheets you want from the
>fingerprint XML file that XML Zebra produces.
>Cheers, Tony.
>Anthony B. Coates
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