Re: [xsl] XSLT code for XML to JSON conversion?

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT code for XML to JSON conversion?
From: "Steven D. Majewski steve.majewski@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:37:30 -0000
There are also non XSLT converters that use SAX: read XML and serialize out as

There are several node-js packages.
Python xmljson.
<> supports several different JSON encoding

And Ibm sure many others.
( Ibve used the Python package, but not for any large projects.  )

b Steve.

> On Dec 12, 2019, at 5:09 PM, Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-12-12 at 21:32 +0000, Richard Fozzard
> richard.fozzard@xxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> We're looking to do conversion of relatively complex XML (i.e.
>> namespaces, attributes, repeating elements, xlinks) into JSON from
>> the
>> Unix command line to build a web page. We've  used the XML to JSON
>> feature in the Oxygen Developer tool, and it works well, but that's
>> a
>> GUI, not a command line tool.
> It's probably using XSLT under the hood, with a stylesheet that's
> usable e.g. with Saxon. You do pay the penalty of Java runtime startup,
> though.
> Note also that XSLT 3 includes a standard function to produce JSON; see
> So you could just use xml-to-json() in XSLT. You may need Saxon EE for
> that, i'm not sure offhand.
> Of course, you could also just send XML to the Web client; what you are
> doing by using a complex transformation into JSON is moving the
> complexity from one developer to another. You could also generate HTML
> on the server, whic might make it easier to meet 508/WCAG requirements
> :)
> Liam
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