Subject: RE: [xsl] Is there a tool for auto-generating XSLT scripts for converting XML docs -> HTML ?|
From: "Hofman, Peter" <peter.hofman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 07:50:37 +0100
Anyone tried XSLTGen? http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/~jbailey/xsltgen/XSLTGen.htm Regards, Peter >-----Original Message----- >From: Abel Braaksma [mailto:abel.online@xxxxxxxxx] >Sent: zaterdag 29 december 2007 15:24 >To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: Re: [xsl] Is there a tool for auto-generating XSLT >scripts for converting XML docs -> HTML ? > >Ben Stover wrote: >> Assume I have a "normal" XML docs. I want to display the content of >> this XML doc on a HTML page well formatted in tables, >columns, rows and with headers. >> > >I'd be very interested in seeing a "normal" XML document. XML >being a meta language, there does not exist such a thing as a >normal XML document, let alone a document that would natively >translate into neat tables, columns and the like (note that >XML is by nature hierarchical, which rules out the common >table layout for most XML documents). > >> I could start now to write an appropriate XSLT script from scratch. >> > >That's what most people do, because the XSLT is designed for that. > >> But I could imagine that there is a tool which does such a >job (=XSLT >> script/stylesheet writing) for me. I want to use this >generated XSLT stylesheet later as skeleton/base for possible >refinements. >> > >There are tools that map XML data to layout (which may be >HTML). Such tools are Altova XML Spy (or Map or what's it >called), StyleVision, I believe, complex tools like >StreamServe and Doc1, I also believe BizTalk has a way of >displaying its XML logic graphically (but not sure it will be >HTML). And so on and so on. The best tools are probably >currently MS Word and Open Office, both have recent versions >that fully read/write XML (but, as with any of these, that's >there "own" format of XML). Both Word and Open Office can >create HTML from their sources. > >> As I first step I only want to avoid writing the dumb "main" >stuff again and again. >> > >That's why people create libraries and link them together. >Luckily, with XSLT, you do not need so much of these "dumb >main stuff", as most is already there before you even start. >For ready made templates and the like for repetitive jobs, >consider FXSL or that other framework (sorry, forgot the >name), and the templates available in books like XSLT Cookbook. > >> Is there such a tool ? >> > >See above. > >Cheers & happy New Year, > >-- Abel Braaksma > > This e-mail and any attachment is for authorised use by the intended recipient(s) only. It may contain proprietary material, confidential information and/or be subject to legal privilege. It should not be copied, disclosed to, retained or used by, any other party. If you are not an intended recipient then please promptly delete this e-mail and any attachment and all copies and inform the sender. Thank you.