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Subject: Re: Fantasies

Hi There,

     Sorry but we have auto generated schemas/DTDs from UML models - and
have been doing so for 18 months

Cheers, Phil
----- Original Message -----
From: "William J. Kammerer" <wkammerer@foresightcorp.com>
To: "'ebXML Core'" <ebxml-core@lists.ebxml.org>
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 9:18 PM
Subject: Fantasies

> Arofan Gregory says "contextual definition of core components, and of
> modelling those core components" will allow us "to do things that are
> impossible today, such as auto-generate mappings between syntaxes or
> vocabularies, or to automatically determine where my document
> definitions and yours disagree, even though we may have used different
> local names for the same bits of data."
> Dear Arofan:
> Oh, come off it!  When pigs fly, we will.  If you could do that, then
> we'd just dispense with standards altogether, and just model both
> end-points so they could "talk" to one another.
> Heck, I haven't even yet seen anyone take a UML data model and generate
> schemas from it -  and that should be a lot simpler.  People tried and
> tried to come up with semantic mappings between X12 and EDIFACT and
> never did - so I wouldn't hold my breath now waiting for this
> mumbo-jumbo of auto-transforming ebXML core components into EDIFACT, or
> vice-versa.
> William J. Kammerer
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> Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305
> +1 614 791-1600
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