Hi Sean – you might want to contact Dan Tetlow and/or Gerd Heber, see Gerd’s reply to Dan’s post of Feb 10 2015 http://hdf-forum.184993.n3.nabble.com/XML-generation-and-validation-of-HDF5-tc4027755.html#a4027757 in which he asks a very similar question and discusses the possible use of the HDF5 XML DTD for defining a schema.
From: Hdf-forum [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]<mailto:[mailto:email@example.com]> On Behalf Of Sean Mackesey
Sent: 02 September 2016 21:24
Subject: [Hdf-forum] Is there an HDF5 schema description language?
I am wondering whether there is any standard language (or attempt to develop one) for describing HDF5 schemas. That is, a language for specifying:
- the rooted directed graph containing all the named objects (Groups, Datasets, Named Datatypes)
- the metadata (attributes, Datatype, Dataspace) associated with each named object
I am imagining something similar to JSONSchema: http://json-schema.org/.
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