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   Re: Debug Support in XSL (WAS RE: XML Extensibility / XML Schemas)

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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: Dave Pawson <daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 22:25:36 +0100 (BST)

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...


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