This is what XSLT is designed to do - convert one xml doucment to another
xml document - but not automatically or from DTDs. I have seen somewhere at
some conference some place a program designed to graphically represent the
two xml document trees and allow the person to draw arrows to map from one
to the other and then produce an XSLT stylesheet. I have not seen a
converter of your design. I have seen programs that generate an xml document
from a DTD. Good luck, sounds useful.
Lynda Van Vleet |11 x 11 = 121
Testing Engineer |111 x 111 = 12,321
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www.classiq.com |11,111 x 11,111 = 123,454,321
From: General discussion of Extensible Markup Language
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of John Reinke
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 11:59 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: inter-XML conversion
I'm still new to some XML concepts, so I'd like to run this idea past those
on the list to make sure it makes as much sense as I think it does.
I'm about to begin a major project to create an experimental converter of
XML files from one DTD to another DTD. Basically, if one person has XML
files that follow one DTD, but they need to convert the files to follow
someone else's DTD, this converter would try to "guess" the translation for
each element in the first DTD to the second by looking at both DTDs and an
XML file representing either or both DTDs.
1) I know that this won't be a simple task, but does my description make
2) There appear to be many converters already in exsistence, many of which
are commercially available, which convert practially anything _to_ XML or
_from_ XML, but I've not seen anything to convert between XML formats. In
most cases, I understand that someone creates a separate program to convert
only between two specific formats. Has anyone seen something already in
exsistence which is similar to what I'm proposing?
Any comments or suggestions are welcome...