Since this has been proceeding both on and off list, I'm not sure if Wendell
(or anyone else) has mentioned that Rick Jelliffe at Academia Sinica
Computing Centre in Taipei has developed a very elegant way of using XSLT
and XPath for "validation" of XML input.
You can find information (including tutorials) on 'The Schematron' at:
This site also includes a useful potted history of the concept of
transforming documents into error reports.
I commend Rick's work to the TEI community, where validation beyond DTD
conformance is an issue of primary concern.
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From: Francois Lachance [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, 31 March 2000 13:21
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Subject: Attribute City
Wendell Piez gave us the tradesperson's name for what I was doing and in
his own wonderful way asked that I use <encodingDesc> in the TEI headers
of the corpus which I can assure him has been done. I do appreciate his
flight into XPointer altitudes springing from the validation concern. I
never thought of using XSLT to "validate" but indeed an XSLT stylesheet
could generate a list of errors from an XML input.
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