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Subject: Re: [ubl] [Fwd: New Release of NIST's XML Schema Quality of Design Tool]


thanks for the background - i appreciate it.

let me talk to a few people and work out a strategy for developing a 
complete UBL test set.

KC Morris wrote:
> Tim,
> One goal for the QOD tool is to allow people to collaborate in the 
> development of test cases for NDRs.  We would like to see many 
> organizations using the service to that end, as the IRS has done.  If 
> the Danish government would like to contribute their tests for their 
> NDR to our system we would be more than happy to help them in doing so 
> and they will retain all rights to the tests including the right to 
> add, change, or remove tests from the system.
> To add to what's already been said regarding the tests that are there, 
> the 3 test profiles that I mentioned are ones that are relatively 
> complete.   There are examples of test cases for several other 
> groups.  As to why those 3 are more complete than others here's how it 
> worked:  NIST supported the development of the DON NDR tests because 
> it was one of the first NDRs that we had available, it had overlap 
> with other NDRs of interest, and it was of interest to the 
> manufacturing world.  It was in part a learning experience for us to 
> find out what it takes to develop a test profile.  The IRS developed 
> their own Test Profile and for obvious reasons they chose the IRS 
> NDR.  The work on the OAGi NDR was the outgrowth of other projects 
> that we are involved with with OAGi and, in particular, our 
> organization's interest in supporting the manufacturing world through 
> the automobile industry's work with OAGi.  Our organization is the 
> Manufacturing Engineering Lab at NIST so our mission specifically 
> includes support for manufacturing industry and related supply chains.
>
> KC
> NIST
>
>
> Tim McGrath wrote:
>> my comment was more promotional than technical.  How come OAG, IRS 
>> and Navy get a mention and UBL doesn't?  How can we remedy this?
>>
>> The Danish government have a comprehensive set of schematron rules 
>> for UBL - can we utilize those?
>>
>> Betty Harvey wrote:
>>> Schematron test cases haven't been developed for most of the UBL rules
>>> yet.
>>>
>>> Actually alot of the rules are very similar from one NDR standard to 
>>> the
>>> next NDR standard, the words used are just slightly different.  I am
>>> working on developing a mechanism for programatically categorizing NDR
>>> rules, the next step will try to find similarities between rules so 
>>> that
>>> developed test cases can be reused.
>>>
>>> QOD can also be installed locally and is available on Sourceforge
>>> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/qod/).
>>>
>>> Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Betty
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Tim McGrath wrote:
>>>  
>>>> why isn't UBL listed in the sets announced?
>>>>
>>>> it would be useful if peole knew this.
>>>>
>>>> Betty Harvey wrote:
>>>>   
>>>>> As some of you are aware, I have been helping NIST in developing
>>>>> schema's,
>>>>> transformations and authoring tools to support NDRs in general and 
>>>>> QOD.
>>>>> This latest version provides the ability to import and export NDR
>>>>> profiles
>>>>> and tests in XML.
>>>>>
>>>>> There are a limited number UBL testcases already in QOD.
>>>>>
>>>>> I thought the UBL committee might be interested in this tool!
>>>>>
>>>>> Betty
>>>>>
>>>>> /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
>>>>> Betty Harvey                         | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
>>>>> Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
>>>>> harvey@eccnet.com                    | Washington,DC SGML/XML 
>>>>> Users Grp
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ---------------------------- Original Message
>>>>> ----------------------------
>>>>> Subject: New Release of NIST's XML Schema Quality of Design Tool
>>>>> From:    "KC Morris" <kcm@nist.gov>
>>>>> Date:    Thu, May 22, 2008 11:24 am
>>>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> NIST is pleased to announce a new release of the XML Schema 
>>>>> Quality of
>>>>> Design Tool -- QOD.
>>>>>
>>>>> QOD assists in consistently using XML Schema for the specification of
>>>>> information. QOD is intended for both people developing guidelines 
>>>>> for
>>>>> writing high quality XML schemas and those writing XML schemas.  The
>>>>> purpose of QOD is to improve the quality of the XML schemas.   The
>>>>> system allows users to define rules for writing quality XML 
>>>>> Schemas and
>>>>> to test schemas against those rules.  This release of the tool 
>>>>> includes
>>>>> improvements to the user interface, performance, and display of 
>>>>> results,
>>>>> support for ISO Schematron for writing tests, and the addition of an
>>>>> import and export capability to facilitate off-line development of
>>>>> tests.
>>>>>
>>>>> The QOD site also contains a number of sample sets of tests for XML
>>>>> Schema Naming and Design Rule (NDR) specifications. In addition to 
>>>>> the
>>>>> improvements to the tool, the number of tests available also has been
>>>>> expanded.   Extensive sets of test based on the following 
>>>>> specifications
>>>>> are available:
>>>>>
>>>>>  * The OAGIS*^ * 9.0 XML Naming and Design Rules Standard
>>>>>    
>>>>> <http://www.openapplications.org/downloads/oagis/loadfrm90NDR.htm>,
>>>>>    Open Applications Group, September 30, 2005.
>>>>>
>>>>>  * "IRS XML Standards and Guidelines."
>>>>>    <http://xml.coverpages.org/IRS-NDR-200508.pdf> Edited by Sol
>>>>>    Safran <mailto:Sol.Safran@irs.gov> (IRS, Enterprise Data
>>>>>    Management). Draft document. From Volume 4, IRS Enterprise Data
>>>>>    Standards and Guidelines (Special Tools and Techniques), September
>>>>>    2006.
>>>>>
>>>>>  * Department of the Navy XML Naming and Design Rules
>>>>>    <http://xml.coverpages.org/DON-XML-NDR20050127-33942.pdf>. Final
>>>>>    Version 2.0. Office of the DON, Chief Information Officer. January
>>>>>    2005.
>>>>>
>>>>> As a guest user, you may use these rules to check whether a schema 
>>>>> that
>>>>> you are developing or uses meets those guidelines. More advanced 
>>>>> users
>>>>> are able to create their own rules and make sets of rules 
>>>>> available to
>>>>> their communities.
>>>>>
>>>>> For more information, check it out at http://nist.gov/qod!
>>>>>
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>>> /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
>>> Betty Harvey                         | Phone: 410-787-9200 FAX: 9830
>>> Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc. |
>>> harvey@eccnet.com                    | Washington,DC SGML/XML Users Grp
>>> URL:  http://www.eccnet.com          | http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/
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