Re: Good app to apply transformations automatically?
Does anyone know of a good application that you could setup a hot folder or some other automated method with which I could apply transformations to files. I'm looking for something where I could tell the app to use my XSLT and then apply it to a bunch of files.
this really isnt anything to do with XSLT...but its a common pattern...soo.
a) use Ant in some continuous integration method (CruiseControl, Anthillpro) to control XSLT process
b) use cron job
c) if you use source control (like svn) use a post-commit hook to apply xslt on commit
d) if on unix/linux check out watch, dirwatch or if u need something a bit meatier try sgi_fam to watch a directory for changes to execute some action
e) you could (yes, my fav flavour of the year) use a smarter file system in the form of an XML database (exist.sourceforge.net) which is accessible via webdav/soap/REST...using this you could drop your files in eXist and then give HTTP URL to your app (with a _xslt= encoded param to instruct which XSLT file to use to transform on HTTP GET request)
gl, Jim Fuller
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