Re: [xsl] XML Rendering

Subject: Re: [xsl] XML Rendering
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 12:11:39 -0400
At 11:33 PM 10/14/2003, Mukul wrote:
Hi Saurabh,
The dictionary meaning of Rendering is --
"To convert (graphics) from a file into visual form,
as on a video display"

That's one definition. But the word has no formal technical definition in the context of XML, and more generally, "rendering" can refer to any kind of extraction (hence, transformation), but most especially for presentation. (The root meaning of the word is "give back".)

So it is *possible" to speak of "rendering" a schema from an XML document (in the sense of "deriving" a schema from a document), or the other way around, without abusing the general English-language sense of the word.

In the technical context, however (as Mukul and Kobayashi-san have stated), "rendering XML" will usually mean, if not actually displaying it, at least converting it into a display format. So you may find that others become confused if you use the term in the context of schema processing.


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