[xsl] Transform schema to web-form - algorithm needed
Subject: [xsl] Transform schema to web-form - algorithm needed|
From: "Andrew Maclean" <andyjmaclean@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 08:01:09 +0000
I am trying to write xsl that will create an upload form that will
correspond to an xsd file. The idea is that when the schema changes, the
web-page that allows the user to upload XML will adapt, ensuring that what
is sent can always be validated.
It's been a couple of weeks now and I've picked up a range of XSL skills
(thanks in no small part to this group) but I'm still nowhere near a
solution. I think my logic - the algorithm - is flawed. I was wondering if
anyone has ever attempted something similar if they could give me some
pointers on how to continue.
Basically my xsl code scans the xsd file and declares variables
corresponding to every <xsd:element> <xsd:simple-type> and every
<xsd:complex-type> it finds. References to other variables are included in
these variables. Since everything in the xsd is ultimately based on a
simple type (like xsd:string) my linking template can take a complex element
and (through recursion) represent it as a series of HTML form components.
After days of trying however the performance is slow (1 min plus) and there
are still ommissions in the final created form.
Is there a well-known algorithm for this kind of problem?
Mr Andrew Maclean
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