xsl editor needed

Don Park donpark at quake.net
Fri Jun 4 22:24:54 BST 1999

> I am trying to find a nice GUI XSL editor to greate XSL file.
> I tried XML
> Styler, i find it too difficult to use. Are the any
> alternative I can pick
> from?? Thanks

Exactly what were you looking for?  I have written several IDEs but I find
it difficult to come up with an easy to use WYSIWYG XSL editor but here are
some ideas from my stack of cool things:

1. Template creation wizard
2. Match pattern wizard
3. XSL document tree with drag-n-drop everywhere
4. XSL element property inspector
5. Before and after views in the template wizard/editors
6. Template/pattern repository for reuse
7. Late-binding of literal result to allow multiple results (HTML, XHTML,
XML, PDF, etc.)
8. Drag-and-drop XSL process configuration for multi-step translation.
9. Debugger.

Anything else?  How would you rank the ideas in terms of importance?

> As a note, for those people who are involved in XSL
> development, I really
> don't know how they write XSL document... notepad? anyway,
> they are hero to
> me :)

More like vi or emacs me thinks.  Frankly, those 'finger-happy' editors
gives me the creeps.  No offense meant to finger-happy folks.


Don Park

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