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NIST Releases XML Schema Quality of Design Tool

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a new release of the XML Schema Quality of Design Tool (QOD) from the Manufacturing Engineering Lab. "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.

OASIS announces approval of UBL 2.0 Errata 01

Members of the OASIS UBL Technical Committee approved UBL 2.0 Errata 01 after completion of the required public review. The consortium congratulates all those who contributed to this accomplishment.

Read the complete announcement from OASIS.



Crane Softwrights: UBL International Data Dictionary in genericode format

This resource is a conversion of UBL 2.0 International Data Dictionary (IDD) spreadsheet files of various languages into OASIS genericode files. Each spreadsheet of each language's localization is converted to a genericode file. In addition, all of the languages are aggregated into a single genericode file for the localization information of each UBL 2.0 document model. User interfaces for programs and other multilingual applications may find it helpful to have some or all of the UBL IDD localization information in a generic keyed-table XML vocabulary.

Liquid Technologies: Liquid XML Studio

Liquid XML Studio Screen Shot
FREE Graphical XSD and XML Editor.

 

A fully featured XML Development Studio:-
- Graphical and Text based XML Schema Editor
- XSD and XML Validation
- XPath Expression builder
- Web Service Explorer
- Code Generation (30 day Trial) for C++, C#, Java, VB.Net & Visual Basic
- Intellisense for XML and XSD documents
- Syntax Highlighting
- XML Formatting.
- Html Docs From XSD Schema
- Fully compliant with the XSD standard

Media Release: Supporting Better Business with Open Standards

Exchanging electronic documents involves much more than just choosing a technology. In fact, as when introducing any new business processes, successful implementation requires professional and experienced management and resourcing.

Document Engineering Services is an international consortium of experts supporting universal business interoperability through the use of open standards.

SystML: XForms for UBL

SystML provides a range of forms for simple online and offline creation of UBL electronic business documents in English, Spanish, and Italian. These forms use W3C XForms CSS 3 technologies and therefore require a suitably enabled browser such as Firefox with the XForms extension (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xforms/download.html).

Unimaze: ebComposer UBL

ebComposer UBL is a software library for creating and parsing UBL 2.0 documents. It is for development in the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and COM/OLE containers (such as Dynamics NAV/Navision and VB6). ebComposer UBL reads and writes fully schema compliant UBL 2.0 documents and fully supports all UBL 2.0 document types. Documentation of all class hierarchies is provided with Intellisense(R) support. The download includes 30 days free trial and support.

 

Originally submitted on UBL Support SC [2007.03.01]

Ubler (by Enric Staromiejski Torregrosa)

Tool for generating W3C schemes and Java code from the data model spreadsheets based on UBL 2.0. (Generador de esquemas y código Java a partir de modelos de datos estructurados en hojas de cálculo que cumplan la especificación UBL-2.0 y sus Reglas de Denominación y Diseño).

 

Originally submitted on UBL Support SC [2007.10.01]

JAVEST: UBL Swinger 1.1 CE (Community Edition)

UBL Swinger 1.1 CE - Preview

UBL Swinger is a generic UBL instance editor that can create a UBL document instance within minutes. UBL Swinger is also a good reader thanks to its dynamic loading, designed for use with large documents. A special hierarchical view allows the user focus on a precise branch of even a complex UBL document.

The editor can support any collection of UBL Schemas (WXS based) by adding a new XML Catalog to its Workspace.

Crane Softwrights Ltd.: UBL, XPath, and code list resources

Crane Softwrights Ltd. periodically publishes new and revised free developer resources related to the Universal Business Language specifications and the genericode code list specifications. A partial list includes:

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