BOX Browsing Objects in XML
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 18:07:08 +0100 From: Christian Nentwich <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: ANN: BOX Browsing Objects in XML
I have released a tool called BOX, which reads UML models in XMI and exports the contained diagrams in vector graphics form, including SVG and VML:
The state of the code is rather embarrassing and there is noone to maintain it, so I hesitated for quite a while. Having said that, it is of even less use to people if not released at all.
The code also contains functionality for producing DTDs from UML models. This is being opposed by some people in other threads, but software developers who don't know anything about XML have expressed interest in using case tools for DTD design.
Since diagram information in XMI is (so far) proprietary, the tools requires you to use the Unisys exporter for Rational Rose (or Select Enterprise). It uses simple heuristics to restore the diagrams from the rather poor info the exporter makes available.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See the discussion and the paper, "BOX: Browsing Objects in XML." By Christian Nentwich, Wolfgang Emmerich, Anthony Finkelstein, and Andrea Zisman (1999).