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XML Representation of STEP Schemas and Data



Joshua Lubell, Simon P. Frechette


The first Technical Note in this series introduced the international standard ISO 10303, informally known as STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data). Subsequent Technical Notes discussed various issues faced by users of STEP and how the ISO TC184/SC4 committee is addressing these issues. This article discusses the representation of STEP data using the Extensible Markup Language (XML). We begin by presenting XML's advantages as an exchange medium for STEP. We then discuss some of the issues involved in designing an XML exchange mechanism for STEP and conclude with an update of SC4's STEP/XML activities.
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering


DTD, EXPRESS, ISO 10303, product data exchange, STEP, XML, XML Schema


Lubell, J. and Frechette, S. (2002), XML Representation of STEP Schemas and Data, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017