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Re: online conversion support from xsd to rng?

From: joakim
Subject: Re: online conversion support from xsd to rng?
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 23:42:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden writes:
>> This could presumably be run online somewhere and provide the needed
>> service for Emacs, more conveniently than having to install the program
>> locally. (Trang is a free software Java program compilable with GCJ)
>> This raises a number of questions:
>> - do we want Emacs to have this type of facility at all? (I would say
>> yes, provided we solve a number of problems)
>> - how do we ensure this backend(and future other backends) are free
>> software?
>> - what would the backend interface look like? Maybe we could generate
>> ELPA packages on the fly?
> Why can't we simply include every common schema in etc/schema/?  That
> directory haven't been updated (AFAICT) since 23.1, so if you want to
> update and/or add to it, please feel free (we just need the
> specification to be free; see etc/schema/README).

Thats a possibility. We would also need the possibility for packages to
add schemas.

But still, I have the feeling there will be thousands of schemas in the
end. Anyway, Im workin on a small elisp package that will download and
convert schemas to rng localy, but it will require xsltproc and trang to
be installed. 

Joakim Verona

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