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How to debug Schematron validation

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How to debug Schematron

A Schematron validator is a powerful tool to run business rules for your XML data and to check conditions that are not supported using W3C schema. Schematron uses a lot of XPath and the validator is based on XSLT to apply all rules to the XML instance. But often it is not easy to debug a Schematron check if it does not work… Read more »

Editor and validator for large XML

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Here are some figures to show how fast you can open and inspect huge XML data in XML Validator Buddy. We are using the massachusetts.osm (OpenStreetMap data) XML document which has a size of 2.5 GB and about 39 million lines of text. In XML ValidatorBuddy you can open it in the Large File Viewer window in 34s. You can do a complete… Read more »

A Schematron sample: Count child nodes in batch mode for many files

Schematron is a powerful and useful technology to complement the standard W3C Schema and DTD validator in XML ValidatorBuddy. However, it is often complicated to configure an XML editor to apply a Schematron schema to any number of files in an easy to use and simple way. In this post I want to illustrate how easy it can be to apply a Schematron… Read more »