Re: [xsl] WYSIWYG XSLT editor

Subject: Re: [xsl] WYSIWYG XSLT editor
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 10:58:42 -0500

At 09:07 PM 2/5/2008, Senthil wrote:
We are looking for web based  WYSIWYG XSLT editor  authoring tool.
Could anyone in the group have aware of the product available in the market.

We are looking for a product which does not require any programming expertise.

One should never say never, but this seems like a tall order to me.

As if one were to say "I'd like a unit, about the size of a vacuum cleaner, which I can hook up to my car and have it tune the engine, change the oil, rotate the tires and do other basic maintenance operations. And it should be usable by someone who has no mechanical expertise."

You might actually find a product that claimed to do that, and perhaps some aspiring home mechanics are even buying it. But the serious ones are soon moving on to screwdrivers and socket wrenches.

There are (or have occasionally been) various applications that do offer help to beginners with the syntax, at least, of XSLT, by writing templates for you based on mappings you create in one way or another from source to target (in XML, with a GUI, by devising a representative target document, etc.). But (a) I doubt if they're web-based, and (b) in any case, none has (TMK) caught on for professional use, which tells you something.


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