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Re: Saxon auto-recognition of sequence of XML and XSLT

Subject: Re: Saxon auto-recognition of sequence of XML and XSLT document possible ?
From: Abel Braaksma <abel.online@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 20:33:27 +0100
Re:  Saxon auto-recognition of sequence of XML and XSLT
Florent Georges wrote:
Is this possible with Saxon..?

If IIRC, the goal is to can use drag n drop in Windows to drop both a stylesheet and an XML document at the same time on a shortcut that call Saxon. A very simple "GUI" for Saxon. But the OP can't guarantee the order of the parameters.

So he can write an alternate front-end to Saxon (an other Java class
with a main() method) that uses Saxon and allows any order of its file
parameters (detecting which one is the stylesheet by looking into the

Why so difficult? If on Windows, you can use old MSDOS batch, and/or JScript. The following three lines do what he wants. It is equally easy in Java, of course, but this is easier to maintain. And when you have a java class, you still need a batch file to call it...

echo %1| findstr /E /C:.xslt >nul


-- Abel

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