Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation

Alison Cawsey, Euan W. Dempster, Daniel Pacey, M. Howard Williams, David H. Marwick, Lachlan M. MacKinnon

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Technologies for Data Management
Subtitle of host publication21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004: Proceedings
EditorsHoward Williams, Lachlan MacKinnon
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages136-143
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783540278115
ISBN (Print)9783540223825, 3540223827
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Event21st British National Conference on Databases - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume3112
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference21st British National Conference on Databases
Abbreviated titleBNCOD
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period7/07/049/07/04

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Cawsey, A., Dempster, E. W., Pacey, D., Williams, M. H., Marwick, D. H., & MacKinnon, L. M. (2004). Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation. In H. Williams, & L. MacKinnon (Eds.), Key Technologies for Data Management: 21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004: Proceedings (pp. 136-143). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3112). Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-27811-5_13

Cawsey, Alison; Dempster, Euan W.; Pacey, Daniel; Williams, M. Howard; Marwick, David H.; MacKinnon, Lachlan M. / Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation.

Key Technologies for Data Management: 21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004: Proceedings. ed. / Howard Williams; Lachlan MacKinnon. Berlin : Springer, 2004. p. 136-143 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3112).

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Cawsey, A, Dempster, EW, Pacey, D, Williams, MH, Marwick, DH & MacKinnon, LM 2004, Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation. in H Williams & L MacKinnon (eds), Key Technologies for Data Management: 21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004: Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3112, Springer, Berlin, pp. 136-143, 21st British National Conference on Databases, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 7-9 July. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-27811-5_13

Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation. / Cawsey, Alison; Dempster, Euan W.; Pacey, Daniel; Williams, M. Howard; Marwick, David H.; MacKinnon, Lachlan M.

Key Technologies for Data Management: 21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004: Proceedings. ed. / Howard Williams; Lachlan MacKinnon. Berlin : Springer, 2004. p. 136-143 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 3112).

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Cawsey A, Dempster EW, Pacey D, Williams MH, Marwick DH, MacKinnon LM. Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation. In Williams H, MacKinnon L, editors, Key Technologies for Data Management: 21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004: Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. 2004. p. 136-143. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-27811-5_13