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   ANN: .NET XSLT command line utility, version 1.2

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  • Subject: ANN: .NET XSLT command line utility, version 1.2
  • From: Oleg Tkachenko <olegt@multiconn.com>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 13:01:40 +0300
  • Organization: Multiconn Technologies
  • User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529


I'm glad to announce version 1.2 of nxslt - .NET XSLT command line utility.

Changes since version 1.1:
- built-in support for 60 EXSLT extension functions
- support for custom extension functions
- minor bug fixes

What is nxslt

nxslt is a free open-source command line utility that allows to perform 
XSL Transformations (XSLT) using .NET Framework's XSLT implementation -
System.Xml.Xsl.XslTransform class. nxslt basically dublicates 
functionality and command line options, provided by Microsoft's 
MSXSL.EXE Command Line Transformation Utility with small difference: 
unlike msxsl.exe, nxslt does not support specifying start mode. In 
addition, nxslt has some distinct advanced features, like support for 
embedded stylesheets, custom URI resolving, support for multiple result 
documents, custom extension functions, built-in rich library of EXSLT 
extenstion functions etc.


nxslt is .NET Framework application, written in C# language and requires 
.NET Framework version 1.0 to be installed.

EXSLT support

nxslt supports rich library of 60 EXSLT extension functions [1], 
implemented by Dare Obasanjo, see his "EXSLT: Enhancing the Power of 
XSLT" article[2]. EXSLT support is enabled by default and cannot be 
disabled in this version.
Full list of supported EXSLT functions is available at

Custom extension functions (-ext)

nxslt allows to specify extension object classes, whose public methods 
then can be used as extension functions in an XSLT stylesheet. -ext 
option must be followed by a comma-separated list of namespace-qualified 
extension object class names. Each class name must be bound to a 
namespace URI using prefix as when providing XSLT parameters. -an and 
-af options can be used to specify an assembly to load classes from in 
the same manner it's described in Custom URI Resolving section.


nxslt is freely available for download in precompiled Windows executable
form and in source code (complete Microsoft Visual Studio .NET C# project):
nxslt home:
GotDotNet site:

More info at http://www.tkachenko.com/dotnet/nxslt.html

[1] http://www.exslt.org/

So enjoy!
Oleg Tkachenko
Multiconn Technologies, Israel


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