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XSLT Part 2: Recursive Processing

As described in the February 2003 issue of CPU - Computer Power User magazine.


Playing with the Style sheet: A New Version XRay XML Editor

Recently (OCtober 2002) Architag released an new version (2.0) of their XML editor, named XRay. This freeware editor is available from http://www.architag.com/xray. This tools downloads and installs just like regular Windows applications, and works on Windows 95 through to Windows XP, so you should have no problems with it.

Like XRay 0.92, Xray 2.0 lets you select an XML document and an XSLT stylesheet, and then displays a third window showing the results of the XSLT transformation. The best part is that the result is shown in real time -- the output changes instantaneneously as you edit the XML or XSLT! It's a great way to try out different XPath expressions, and quickly see the results.
NOTE: download the XML parser --
You may also need to install the Microsoft XML parser components. These are freely available from Microsoft: just go to http://www.microsoft.com and search for "MSXML". You will need to select the link labelled "Download MSXML Parser 3.0 Service Pack 2", and follow the instructions provided. At the same time, you may also want (from this same page) to follow the link labeled " Download Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.0 Service Pack 1", which is a newer version of the XML toolkit. It's probably best to download and install both Versions 3 and 4, as some XML applications require nonstandard features only available in Version 3.

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