Re: [xsl] Display XML as excel spreadsheet

Subject: Re: [xsl] Display XML as excel spreadsheet
From: "I-Lin Kuo" <ikuoikuo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 19:43:16 +0000
I want to display XML as excel spreadsheet on the browser using XSL. Any suggestions.

Set the mime-type to "application/". That tells the browser to forward the file to excel for display.

As to the actual format of the file, it can be any of the following (non-exhaustive):

1) regular plain ole xml -- this works best if it's xml that comes from a database in rows and fields, as excel doesn't intellligently display xml with nesting)
2) html table -- this allows you to control formatting, borders, etc. But it's quite verbose so you don't want to do this with a large file
3) csv
4) tab-delimited file

I-Lin Kuo, Ann Arbor, MI
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