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Jim Fulton wrote:
> Andreas Jung wrote:

<snip>

>> E.g. on the Plone/Archetypes level
> 
>> we have some mechanisms to export/import data defined through schemas 
> 
> That's a good point. For Archetypes-based apps, this might be the way
> to go.  I think that xml-pickle export is a reasonable approach
> for other apps.

The XML export format is conceptually like the "system view" XML mapping
defined by JSR-170[1], as opposed to the "document view" mapping, which
is more like the CMFSetup content export (and related Archetypes /
Marshall ) formats.

>> (possibly
>> we have something in Zope 3 (at least I once wrote a similar solution
>> for Zope 3). The export/import mechanism is basically for moving data
>> from one
>> Zope instance to another instance. It should work in a reliable way
>> and should not try to solve issues that should be solved on another
>> level.
> 
> The unfinished fssync tool in Zope 3 is intended for this use case.
> It to uses an improved xmlpickle as a fallback.  It would be nice to
> finish this, however, I can easily XSLT gun slingers prefering something
> like xml export.

[1] http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr170/index.html


Tres.
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