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From Andy J <sendtoa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is it right for me help request
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2005 11:14:45 GMT
I do validation w/ant as well as via a custom class so it looks like
I'm covered on that part anyhow.  Thanks!

- Andy


On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:49:00 -0500 (EST), Dave Brondsema
<dave@brondsema.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Andy J wrote:
> 
> > HI, all. . .  I just downloaded and installed Forrest yesterday to try
> > to determine if it would work in my case.  So I spent all day with it
> > and was pretty happy and optimistic about the prospects.  It will be
> > deployed on a SunOne java server so using the webapp-war option
> > bundled up my webapp and that part went great.  I'm finally starting
> > to grok the concepts and successfully put some sdocbook source in
> > which transformed perfectly, very slick.
> >
> > I'm still trying to figure out if it will work in my case and was
> > hoping someone could pipe in about two questions.
> >
> > 1.  I know the surest way to determine this is to try it - but I
> > didn't get that far and someone might know: will Forrest validate
> > against an XML Schema schema?  I have a lot invested in an existing
> > schema and don't want to spend more time morphing it to RNG or DTD.
> > So this is sort of a showstopper (or starter) issue.
> >
> 
> We generally have forrest do minimal validation (just to make sure it can
> handle the input files).  You should do editing and validation with a
> seperate tool designed to do that to get the best error messages possible.
> 
> Forrest's validation stages are done via Ant, so you can modify it to
> support whatever type of validation you need.  You could also add a Ant
> "wrapper" script which does your own validation stages first and then
> invokes the main forrest targets.  Then you wouldn't have to modify
> forrest itself.
> 
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