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How to define xml name and plural name of a TAG [message #1766407] Wed, 21 June 2017 07:59 Go to next message
Salvador Ruiz Cabrera is currently offline Salvador Ruiz CabreraFriend
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Hi everyone,

I am working with the generation of XML files using a schema, the ecore and genmodel; and the edit and editor plugins. But I cannot manage to "auto"-generate plural tags when I insert an object.

For example, if I add a "BOOK" object to my "LIBRARY", I would need to have the following structure:


But till now, I cannot manage to create the <BOOKS> and </BOOKS> tags. I treid already to define the and xml.pluralName in the "TaggedValues" and in the "ExtendedMetaData" (as EAnnotations). But nothing works.

For any help I would be very gratefull.

Have a nice day,

Re: How to define xml name and plural name of a TAG [message #1766412 is a reply to message #1766407] Wed, 21 June 2017 08:49 Go to previous message
Ed Willink is currently offline Ed WillinkFriend
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There is generally a dilemma. In XML you usually want a singular since it is repeated for each element. In modeling languages you usually want the plural since you are dealing with the collection. But since XML is for computers not humans, define your plural properties with plural names.

In your case you seem to want a 'spurious' wrapper, so I think you need your model to have a spurious BOOKS class if you really want the spurious XML element.


Ed Willink
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