The conversion process: A quick reference
Here's a summary of the entire process. After you read the tutorial, you might want to return to the following table and use it as a quick reference as you plan, schedule and do the work.
Note: You can apply the process described in this tutorial series to XML instance documents based on a document type definition (DTD), as well as those based on a schema. For brevity, I refer only to schema-based documents. The process is applied to the XML instance documents, not the schema or DTD.
Table 1. Process steps
|1||Obtain copies of the former schema and the updated schema in its final, approved state.|
|2||Compare schema files and other update sources. (Part 1)|
|3||Determine whether an XML file update is required. (Part 1)|
|4||Create and test XSLT conversion templates. (Part 1)|
|5||Create and test the XSLT conversion stylesheet. (Part 1)|
|6||Apache Ant: Introduction and installation instructions. (Part 2)|
|6||Download and install Java SE. (Part 2)|
|7||Create a build.xml file for Ant. (Part 2)|
|8||Run Ant to create new XML and HTML files. (Part 2)|