RE: XSLT processors-which one?
Instant Saxon is a very useful starting point. I used it this year at the Academy with a number of senior capstone projects for non-CS majors. The full download for the complete Saxon is worth it. It includes a great deal of documentation and examples. Many of the examples included can be run with instant Saxon (which is the JAVA implementation bound for use with the MS JVM that is installed with the IE5.0). For some of the examples the SUN JVM is needed and you need the full Saxon download. I have adapted a number of XSL transforms to work with instant Saxon. The fact that the whole transform processor with parser and all needed run time code fits on a floppy is very nice when one is trying to teach about the power of XSL-T and XML. You might also want to look into RXP (Robin Tobin) which allows well-formed checking and validation. Fancy tree viewer is an XSL transform that I have modified to help my cadets who are trying to write transform systems for XML (I added some structural and line numbering and white space removal to the style sheet and a few minor mods to allow it to run under instant Saxon). Fancy XML Tree Viewer Version: 3.5 (07 Dec 1999) Author: mbrown@xxxxxxxx (Mike J Brown) The DTD generator in full Saxon is a very useful support to have and just trying it with some example XML data will teach a lot about structuring XML data. Both of the products by Kay and Tobin are excellent efforts and should allow you to start learning about what is happening in XSL-T and how the inside of the DOM (1 and 2) is really structured. Get back to me if you are interested in any of the learning supports I use with my students. Frank Dr. Frank Mabry Dept. of EE&CS, U.S. Military Academy West Point, NY 10996 email: df6954@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Phone: (914) 938-2960 XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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