[REBOL] Re: The XML Schema compiler
From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 9-Nov-2002 12:39
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> Subject: [REBOL] The XML Schema compiler
> The XML Schema compiler, XSDC.
> xsdc compiles a XML schema definition to a Rebol parse
> definition that knows how to compile and validate documents
> for the specified xsd.
Hi, nice idea :-)).
> The output parser is thus much faster than a generic XML
> parser. xsdc speeds up the implementation of formats in
> XML/XSD unbelievable! You can implement XML based formats in
> hours where it would have taken days or weeks in traditional
> languages like Perl, Java, or C/C#/C++.
I haven't thought about how to do it (yet) but my feelings are that this
should quite be possible. XML parsing isn't that hard, and the XSD stuff
is mostly a grammar describing the structural variances an XML can have.
> The programmer itself can provide handler based functions,
> just like in a SAX based XML parser, to handle specific tags
> with their content and attributes.
This will be the easiest part :-).
> Now, that is our killer application. Where can I download it?
:-) From my brain? ;-)) Robert