[erlang-questions] Erlang documentation -- a modest proposal

lloyd <>
Tue Sep 27 18:45:09 CEST 2016


Hi Kenneth,

Thanks, I'll take a look.

I need to dig deeper, but so far I haven't found schemas. 

I've been working through these sources:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSECommerceService/latest/DG/EX_LookupbyISBN.html
  --- I can get the book facts I need here via xmerl, but would also like a redundant source. So far I haven't been able to locate a schema.

https://www.loc.gov/z3950/lcserver.html#serv
  --- info overload -- still trying to figure it out

http://isbndb.com/api/v2/docs
  -- can get partial info here via xmerl, but need to do some inconvenient post processing. 

Thanks again for the suggestion.

Lloyd

 
  

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On 09/26/2016 09:41 AM,  wrote:
> My most recent timesink has been trying to understand xmerl...

If you have an XML schema file, erlsom can be run in "data binder" mode
which will create a nice Erlang record out of a well-formed XML document:

https://github.com/willemdj/erlsom

As part of this mode of operation, erlsom can also process the XML
schema file and create a hrl file containing the record definition. I
found this _much_ easier to work with than what xmerl offers.







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