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From Noah Campbell <>
Subject Re: dtd-based deployment descriptors
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2004 00:34:47 GMT
Hi David,

Curious how you did the dtd to schema conversion?  A quick google
search led me to a perl dtd2schema command line util.  I'd be
interested in a java dtd2schema utility if you know of one.


On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 16:03:23 -0700, David Jencks
<> wrote:
> I think I've found out how to use xmlbeans to convert old dtd based
> deployment descriptors on the fly to schema based ones compatible with
> the j2ee 1.4 schemas.  This is as short as xsl, and I think easier to
> understand, and involves no additional tools.  Changing the
> ModuleBuilders to use this method looks like it is a 2 line change.
> So, I have some utility functions to do this, and am wondering where
> the class should go. choices are:
> specs/schema --- only source file there, and it is arguably geronimo
> specific.  however it is a convenient central location.
> modules/j2ee -- everything that uses it will be related to this module
> modules/common -- where XmlBeanUtils is now.  Otherwise seems like a
> bad place.
> Any opinions?
> Basically what I am doing is changing all the elements to have the
> correct namespace and rearranging the message driven bean stuff to
> conform to the new activation-config format.
> If anyone can use xmlspy to convert the last dtd versions to schema I'd
> appreciate it, it would make it much easier to see inconsistencies that
> need to be examined.
> thanks
> david jencks

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