[lug] [OT] (X)emacs mode for xslt?

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Wed Mar 12 12:55:37 MST 2003

Scott Herod wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, D. Stimits wrote:
> >Scott Herod wrote:
> >
> >Sorry, I don't use emacs (but I'm a nice guy anyway). I've been looking
> >for XSLT tools lately though, and found xsltproc so far to be the best
> >available, with too many problems using apache and other tools. I am
> >just curious if you have any experience with xsltproc? I'm finding that
> >throwing together an xhtml doc from it isn't as easy as it looks at
> >first (the goal being a different stylesheet for different browsers and
> >different javascript support...write the page once, get XSLT to
> >transform it based on browser).
> >
> >D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi DOT com
> I'm actually using both the Java and C++ version of Xalan to do the
> transformations.  While I am doing some webpage generation with xslt, I'm
> having the most fun with it for C++ and Java source code generation.
> (The project that I'm working on uses XML for IPC messages as well as
> internally for data structures.)
> I've not checked xsltproc (either the CLI version that Ralf mentioned or
> the xemacs mode since that says it is not an editor).  To by honest, I
> find the Java version of Xalan nice to run for my testing but editing the
> xslt files is so painful in xml-mode that I usually just use vim.

I have always had trouble getting Xalan to install correctly for Java 
version, and trouble with compiling with the C++ version (partially this 
is because of trying to install and set up Xerces, and not directly due 
to Xalan), but xsltproc comes on the system, with no setup required.

I am now curious which distribution and version you use to run Xalan on?

FYI, generating code from XML sounds interesting, might be a good topic 
for BLUG presentation (XSLT and generating anything from it).

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi DOT com

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