[MFD] RE: PWG Semantic Model - Abstract Base Class

[MFD] RE: PWG Semantic Model - Abstract Base Class

[MFD] RE: PWG Semantic Model - Abstract Base Class

Paul Tykodi ptykodi at tykodi.com
Sun Jul 7 13:48:34 UTC 2013

Hi Mike,


Today we have a significant amount of the PWG Schema formatted for
compatibility with XMLSpy. I believe this is primarily because it was the
tool Pete had available when he was maintaining the schema.


Bill brought up as a discussion topic in the recent Semantic Model bi-weekly
teleconference the need to choose a tool prior to moving forward with
updating the schema diagrams for the SM 2.0 project.


It looks like we are lucky he brought up this discussion item at this time.


As I have an action item to update the schema diagrams for section 5 (System
Configuration) for the draft SM 2.0 document, I'll try out a few of these
tools and see whether any particular tool seems to handle the current PWG
Schema format better than others and then report my results to the group.


Best Regards,




Paul Tykodi
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TCS - Tykodi Consulting Services LLC

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From: Michael Sweet [mailto:msweet at apple.com] 
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2013 8:33 AM
To: ptykodi at tykodi.com
Cc: 'William A Wagner'; mfd at pwg.org; Daniel.Manchala at Xerox.com
Subject: Re: [MFD] RE: PWG Semantic Model - Abstract Base Class




On 2013-07-06, at 8:20 PM, Paul Tykodi <ptykodi at tykodi.com> wrote:

Hi Bill,


You can view the diagram by opening the png file and then expanding the view
. As you mention, in its base size it is not readable.


Where we are moving the PWG web site to a new virtual host, I wonder whether
the PWG could purchase an XMLSpy license and install it on the new virtual
site such that any of us who would need to update the schema could use it.


The VPS runs Linux, not Windows, but even if it did I don't think we'd have
authors logging in remotely to run it.


There are a number of free tools that show up in a quick search of "XML
schema visualization tools", including Eclipse and Oracle's JDeveloper:






Finally, there is another commercial application (this one is
cross-platform) called OxygenXML:




I also found an interesting paper comparing popular tools (at the time):




Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair


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