Re: Can you help with this?
Either I don't understand you, or you don't understand XML/XSL. XSL is the "template" that takes the well-formed XML data and can process it to become HTML. If you have SQL queries returning different column names (for instance), they should still be described as a limited number of DTDs (possibly 1) and the XSL stylesheet can be designed to handle it/them. AFAIK, there are no automatic XSL generators, and I don't believe we will see an HTML->XSL code generator ever, due to HTMLs weak standard and coherence to rules. Coding is unfortunately necessary. I would recommend you to take a look at Cocoon (xml.apache.org), which is a serverside XML/XSL publishing engine. Included there is a SQLProducer, which allows for dynamic content to be produced, and the result set can be processed by a XSL Stylesheet into HTML. But, maybe I misunderstood you completely... Niclas Darren Shilson wrote: > Hi, > > Please forgive my lack of knowledge about the subject, but I would like to > know if this is possible. > > I want to get some data out of a database using XML and have it presented to > me as HTML. > > Is it possible for a tool to generate XSL templates on the fly without a > programmer creating them first?. I'm thinking that there is an overall tool > which contains sub tools. > > For example: - > > The criteria from a user comes into the tool. An XSL generator takes the > criteria and generates an XSL template. > > Now whilst this is happening, the tool passes the criteria to a database.The > database sends back the correct data which matches the criteria. > > The tool takes this data and passes it into an XML generator which produces > a well formed document. > > The resultant XSL template and XML document are passed into an XSL Parser > from which an HTML document is produced and sent back to the user. > > Now is this possible??. Is there a way of dynamically generating XSL > templates so to save the programmers time from having to write them from > scratch and holding them in some sort of library. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format