Re: Debug Support in XSL (WAS RE: XML Extensibility / XML Schemas)
On Fri, 25 Aug 2000, Dave Pawson wrote: > At 11:15 AM 8/25/00 -0400, G. Ken Holman wrote: > >At 00/08/25 09:41 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > >>Do you or anyone else know if these WYSIWYG XSL > >>editors will be handling the complexities of > >>authoring and debugging the XSL transforms? > > > >Personally, I don't, which is why I'm anxious to see what Whitehill offers to see the way they support their claims. It is exciting to think these tools are on their way. > > > >>This > >>is where our folks are complaining loudest: the > >>debug environments. > > > A help (tho not a total solution) is xml-grep, which > allows you to check out those funny expressions we keep writing > down. its nice to know that they work prior to waiting > n minutes for the stylesheet to run. Exactly the same thing: XML::XPath (perl module) provides an xpath command line utility that does the same thing as xml-grep (and did so before anyone announced xml-grep). Of course XML::XPath probably implements more of XPath than all Perl XSLT solutions, but then there's nothing preventing you from using xpath along with a Java XSLT processor... -- <Matt/> Fastnet Software Ltd. High Performance Web Specialists Providing mod_perl, XML, Sybase and Oracle solutions Email for training and consultancy availability. http://sergeant.org | AxKit: http://axkit.org
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