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Re^2: (OT) Does anyone know of a common object repository?

by bcarroll (Pilgrim)
on Oct 09, 2012 at 14:59 UTC ( #998019=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I'm not looking to store any data in the repository, just get a list of standard/common attributes. Then in my program I will decide which attributes I want to use, and possibly define others as I need them (these won't be updated in the repository), and store the object definitions locally.
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Re^3: (OT) Does anyone know of a common object repository?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 09, 2012 at 15:14 UTC

    OIC. In that case, you may want to do a search for XML Schema repositories. You might find one or more of the schemas at sites like this fit your requirements.

    In the big picture though, such schemas are either wholly inadequate because they do not cover everything you need; or wholly unmanageable because they do.

    Whilst they might serve you as a starting point, as soon as you reject one of their included attributes; or add a new one of your own, you've effectively made it up as you've gone anyway and any probative value that using it as a starting point might have had is lost.

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[atcroft]: james28909: That particular questions was a bit of trick, actually (depending on the country you are in). More interesting is, if you are trying to subtract from an epoch time, for instance, you might have to consider when/if DST occurs for a location,
[atcroft]: because you may have to adjust the number of seconds you change from an epoch from 86400 (not to mention leap seconds)....
[atcroft]: james28909: Although if your program is using a database, you might be able to "pass the buck" to the database and ask it to do the date change for you....
[stevieb]: ++ atcroft

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