[rfc-i] multi-paragraph abstracts in rfc-index.xml

Tony Hansen tony at att.com
Wed Mar 29 12:09:00 PST 2006


looks okay to me.

	Tony Hansen
	tony at att.com

Aaron Falk wrote:
> Hi folks-
> 
> We've made a change to rfc-index.xml and rfc-index.xsd to allow  
> abstracts which are more than one paragraph.  Our solution has the  
> effect of changing the xsd and format for all abstracts.   Since I am  
> not an XML expert, I've put the file in a temporary location [1] so  
> you can poke at it and let us know if it's OK.
> 
> Specifically, here's the relevant part of the XSD diff:
> 
> <               <xsd:element name="abstract" type="xsd:string"  
> minOccurs="0"/>
> ---
>  >               <xsd:element name="abstract">
>  >                   <xsd:complexType>
>  >                     <xsd:sequence>
>  >                       <xsd:element name="p" type="xsd:string"  
> minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
>  >                     </xsd:sequence>
>  >                   </xsd:complexType>
>  >                 </xsd:element>
> 
> and here's a sample multi-para abstract:
> 
> <abstract><p>The Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP) provides a  
> data exchange format for trading purposes while integrating existing  
> pure payment protocols seamlessly. This motivates the multiple lay
> ered system architecture which consists of at least some generic IOTP  
> application core and multiple specific payment modules. </p><p> This  
> document addresses a common interface between the IOTP application cor
> e and the payment modules, enabling the interoperability between  
> these kinds of modules. Furthermore, such an interface provides the  
> foundations for a plug-in-mechanism in actual implementations of IOTP  
> applic
> ation cores. </p><p> Such interfaces exist at the Consumers', the  
> Merchants' and the Payment Handlers' installations connecting the  
> IOTP application core and the payment software components/legacy  
> systems. Thi
> s memo provides information for the Internet community. </p></abstract>
> 
> [1] files are at
>      ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc-editor/rfc-index-trial.xml
>      ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc-editor/rfc-index-trial.xsd
> 
> 
> Comments are welcome...
> 
> --aaron
> 
> PS.  We are also in search of a good (preferably free) linux-based or  
> web-based xml and schema validator.   xmllint for linux doesn't seem  
> to support schema and http://apps.gotdotnet.com/xmltools/ 
> xsdvalidator/ doesn't like the file size of rfc-index.xml
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