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Title: Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation
Authors: Cawsey, Alison
Dempster, Euan W.
Pacey, Daniel
Williams, Howard
Marwick, David
MacKinnon, Lachlan M.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: XML (Document markup language)
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Publised version (c)Springer Verlag, available from DOI: 10.1007/b98625. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Citation: Cawsey, A., et al. 2004. Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation. In: Key Technologies for Data Management, 21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004. Proceedings. 3112: pp.136-143. [Online] Available from: DOI: 10.1007/b98625
Abstract: Through the use of different stylesheets it is possible to transform the information contained in XML documents and present it in different ways, for example to create personalised presentations. However, in doing so there is a danger that the transformation may result in a presentation, which fails to carry the essential message intended by the provider of the source document. We believe that the Information Provider should be able to provide constraints on permitted transformations of their document, stating for example which elements are mandatory, which must not be changed, which must have the order preserved. This paper discusses the need for such transformation constraints, and proposes a simple metadata annotation expressing the required constraints. We consider the adequacy of the proposed approach, and alternative ways to constrain transformations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/285
ISBN: 9783540223825
ISSN: 1611-3349
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