[examplotron] Rules-based standards (was: Advanced handling of attributes)

From: Jonathan Lang <dataweaver42@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 23:24:35 UTC

Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Martin Roberts wrote:
> > Why can't schematron asserts be applied to attributes? On the old
> > Examplotron, rules could be attribute based.
> I don't see any really good reason!
> I *think* that it's part of the feeling that attributes are nothing more
> than annotations for the elements ti which they belong.
> This is the price to pay to get Examplotron based on standards and I
> *think* that it's worth the effort but it's probably something we should
> discuss in more details!

Perhaps Schematron is the wrong standard to be using for rules-based document
validation? XSLT might be a better choice (especially once XSLT 2.0 and XPath
2.0 reach Recommendation status, what with their incorporation of namespaces
and datatypes); I suspect that it's possible to view Schematron as a subset of
XSLT, and to arrange for a transformation from the former to the latter in a
fairly straightforward manner.

Jonathan "Dataweaver" Lang

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Received on Tue Jul 8 01:24:58 2003

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