[XML-SIG] XML Binding?
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 00:57:26 +0200
Bill la Forge wrote:
> Now the real question is, who would be interested in working on such a
I have something similar. It can currently generate Python classes and
C code for expat.
The Python classes are probably quite straight forward:
- each <!ELEMENT ...> gets it's own class
- attributes become instance variables, initialized to the default value
- def set_attributename () is generated for each attribute
- sub elements become also instance variables, initialized to None
- def add_subelementname () is generated
- list elements <!ELEMENT List (ListItem*)> are generated as subclasses
- customization is done by subclassing these classes and using a factory
with these subclasses during the parse
The C/expat version generates a parser which calls setter methods on
independently defined classes, which seems also the way Quick works
(after one very quick look into the XML Binding book)
I'm going to put the code, docs and some examples on the web so that you
can see if it would be along your line.
By the way, I named it FOM for Fixed Object Model (this would make DOM
the Dynamic Object Model).