New flexible recursive retrieval of XML namespaces information

As an update to the previous version of the specification I have written a new draft of Automatic transformation between XML documents with different namespaces. This updated version supports the choice of the user to download only information referenced from the source or only information referenced from the destination. For example, it allows, when directly transforming from an XML namespace A to¬†an XML namespace B, … Continue reading New flexible recursive retrieval of XML namespaces information

Recursive retrieval algorithm for XML transformations changed

About my specification on automatic transformation between XML namespaces: I have rewritten the algorithm of recursive retrieval namespace and XML transformations descriptions. The updated algorithm allows to do such things as to not to download the destination namespace at all if all transformations can be done without its downloading. The algorithms (both the current and the past) however requires to always download information about all … Continue reading Recursive retrieval algorithm for XML transformations changed

A new version of XML Namespaces Transformations specification

I’ve updated Automatic transformation between XML documents with different namespaces specification. The main difference of the last updated draft is that it supports running transformations on elements with namespaced attributes: It can be used for example to process XLink attributes, as in this example: <anchor xlink:type=”simple” xlink:href=”#someHeading”>a link</anchor> Note that the detailed example is not yet written and the specification is a rough draft. Continue reading A new version of XML Namespaces Transformations specification

My XML project has failed

My writing of a specification how to do transformation between XML namespaces automatically (by putting transformation info in RDF format at namespace URLs) has failed. Here is the draft of the specification. (in Word 97 format). A quote from the specification draft: This specification writing project has failed. I have set contradictory design goals: 1. order transformers accordingly precedence; 2. order transformers accordingly stability and … Continue reading My XML project has failed