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If you don't have the latest version of window or don't do windows at
all, you can still get a look on how NET does XML.
The Rotor project from MS, is an implementation of NET (the ECMA
standard, I think!) for FreeBSD. If you download the Rotor for FreeBSD,
you also get the Csharp source code for the XML impl. + others. You can
get Rotor here : http://msdn.microsoft.com/net/sscli/ (aprox. 11.5 MB).
Since Csharp is almost Java + some extra tricks (Don't flame me on
this! ) This means that if you can read Java you can also read the
Csharp code. If you want to know the difference between Java and Csharp,
then read this article:
http://genamics.com/developer/csharp_comparative.htm . That will get you
It seams that the you are allowed to modify the code, and even
redistribute the code, but not for commercial use. (Look at the rotor
license at the bottom of this message) I don't know if you are allowed
to convert the Csharp code to Java, so that you can test the NET impl of
xml on a Java VM (if you don't have access to the latest version of
windows) but it should be possible to do.
The Csharp source code in rotor includes code for, xslt, xml schema,
xpath, soap, XmlTextReader + more.
Here is a little Csharp app, that shows the NET xml in action: (more
examples at http://staff.develop.com/aarons)
// if this works, it was written by Aaron Skonnard
public class TransformationUtility
public static void transformDocument(String strXML, String strXSLT,
// load the source document (to be transformed)
XmlDocument docSource = new XmlDocument();
// wrap it with an XmlNavigator
DocumentNavigator navSource = new
// create the XslTransform object
XslTransform tr = new XslTransform();
// load it with the stylesheet
// call transform - output streamed to console
tr.Transform(navSource, null, xw);
Console.WriteLine("###error: " + e.Message);
public static void Main(String args)
if (args.Length < 2)
Console.WriteLine("usage: xslt sourcedoc xsltdoc
if (args.Length == 3)
// create an XmlTextWriter to a file on disk
XmlTextWriter tw = new XmlTextWriter(args, null);
transformDocument(args, args, tw);
// otherwise send output to console
transformDocument(args, args, new
The rotor license:
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