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Old November 28th, 2008, 07:19 AM
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Dear All,

Here is a case; where I come across on developing project in XML.
My client would be providing me the hard books or PDF files of question and answer unit book and which comprises of all type of questioning procedure e.g. Optional, Fill ups, Summary etc; in simple it is a book with full of math problem and keys. And the client want us to publish in web using XML and it should be interactive format.

Following are the list of details I would like to get advice from you all.

1. Does this conversion of PDF to interactive XML to share via web page sound good or NOT?
2. What XML standard will be suitable for this, if possible please send me the link of DTD or XML samples.

Any help would be greatfull


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Is there a reason to use XML???

XML isn't, by nature, "interactive". So I don't understand how you would publish a quiz using XML.

I guess you could publish a web service that would get questions and then accept answers to those questions and give a score. And of course you could use SOAP for the web service and SOAP is based on XML.

But depending on what you really need to do, that may be WAY overkill.

Certainly, if *YOUR* site will be providing the quizzes to browsers, I see no reason at all to involve XML. Oh, not that you can't do it. But why?


Reading PDF isn't the easiest thing in the world. Period. You will need to find some component capable of doing so, using whatever technology you intend to implement this with.

Speaking of which, what technology *ARE* you proposing to use??? JSP? PHP? ASP or ASP.NET? CF? What?
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Dear Old Pedant,

Thanks for your valuable inputs


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