The aim of these case studies is to draw attention to some
interesting aspects of modeling specific information in XML.
In each case many "non interesting" aspects have been left out for
brevity and clarity.
The accompanying pages on XSLT and XSL FO highlight how some
of the information identified is used.
Numismatic Reference Work
This application is a scholarly work on ancient South East Asian
For each coin type the information identified by markup includes:
- description of obverse and reverse of the coin
- information about known specimens of the coin; for each:
- weight of the coin
- owner of the coin or a reference to a published coin
- filenames of illustrations
The information captured is displayed in a conventional manner, but
in addition the information is used to calculate the average weight and
standard deviation of the weight distribution.
In addition a histogram of the weights is created.
Further details are given in
XSL Formatting Objects aspects
for the techniques used.
Fragment of a final page: