[kwlug-disc] XML / XSL / XSD/ XSLT 'development' 'environment' / 'gui'?

Chris Craig kwlug.org at ciotog.net
Fri Dec 6 20:19:56 EST 2013


Are you looking for a completely open source solution? If not, EditiX
Lite should do what you want:
http://www.freexmleditorsite.com/

Or maybe XML Copy Editor, which is open source:
http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/

Note I haven't used either of these, just came across them.


On 6 December 2013 16:15, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Remember, the xml file is being handed to me. It contains what it contains.
>
> <task>
>   stuff
>   <task>
>     subtask stuff
>     <task>
>       ad infinitum
>       <task lots more of these possible>
>       </task>
>     </task>
>   </task>
> </task>
>
> There is css in the accompanying .xsl
>
> Remember - the question and goal here was a GUI for taking in .xml, .xsd,
> .xsl, chewing, drawing out, modifying the .xsl, and producing a revised xsl.
>
> Fully expect an equivalent, later, running of 'xsltproc my.xml my.xsl -o
> my.html' type of thing.
>
>
> On 13-12-06 11:11 AM, John Van Ostrand wrote:
>>
>> I imagine XLS styles are a lot like CSS styles and if you learn one moving
>> to the other is easier. I expect you'll need to use "selectors" to display
>> top-level tasks and sub tasks differently.
>>
>> An alternative to XLS is to use one of the many XML libraries in your
>> favourite language. Generally speaking they import the XML into a
>> hierarchical structure so you can re-organize it programmatically without
>> having to get into parsing the XML text. They can then output the result
>> back into HTML for processing later.
>>
>> However, the easiest way might be to use command line tools and xpath to
>> select the elements you want to print and use a stylesheet to print it.
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Dec 6, 2013 12:08 AM, "unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hmmm. Interesting.
>>>>
>>>> Longer tool chain, but if scriptable ...
>>>>
>>>> Schema won't be a problem, .xsd files even provided.
>>>> Even if not 100% accurate, schema won't change that
>>>> often. Translation could be manually maintained.
>>>>
>>>> Ah ... hold on ...
>>>>
>>>> TDL does an infinite nest of sub-tasks. It's not a
>>>> straightforward record 1:1
>>>>
>>>> -+ Task 1
>>>> --+ Sub-Task 1.1
>>>> ---+ Sub-Task 1.1.1
>>>> ---| Some other notes
>>>> -+ Task 2
>>>> --+ Sub-Task 2.1
>>>> ---+ Sub-Task 2.1.1
>>>> ...
>>>> ----------------------------+ ... ad inifinitum
>>>
>>>
>>> In generzl, such data structure would be implemented in a relational
>>> database by having a column called parent task id, and then you can have
>>> it
>>> point to which task is the parent of the current subtask, and you can
>>> have
>>> infinite levels. A task without a parent is the top level task.
>>>
>>> No idea how to implement that with XML import though ...
>>>
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