Re: [xsl] debugging xslt

Subject: Re: [xsl] debugging xslt
From: Philip Fearon <pgfearo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:12:12 +0100
In addition to the XSLT IDEs already mentioned, some XSLT developers
use a standalone XPath tool for testing XPath expressions.

Features in such a tool that could help you and that might be missing
from more general purpose tools
1. An XPath debugger to step-through or into your expression
2. Context-aware auto-completion
3. Support for XPath variables
4. Fine control over namespaces and the context node
5. (A nice to have) Simultaneous testing/result-viewing over multiple documents
6. Facilties for naming, grouping, commenting and saving your
expressions for further testing/development

If you search online for 'XPath Tool' you will find a wide selection
listed, including the freeware SketchPath product that I've developed
(there's also a commercial product - SketchPath-Pro).

Phil Fearon

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 7:56 PM, Monosij Dutta-Roy
<monosij.forums@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have also resorted to testing out XPath expressions in Java to check
> what they contain and then trying them in XSLT. Just wondering if
> there is a better way.

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