Beta version of XSLT stylesheet "browser" available
04:29, 17 Jan 2001 UTC | Michael Smith

Jenni Tennison has announced the availability of a beta version of XSLTDoc, a tool for viewing information about sets of XSLT documents:

XSLTDoc helps you browse a set of XSLT stylesheets. It gives four views:
  • a tree of the imported/included stylesheets
  • a summary of the top-level elements in the selected stylesheet
  • a view of the source of a selected top-level element
  • a description of the functionality of a selected instruction or literal result element

The application, which is itself an XSLT implementation (with some JavaScript thrown in) produces a highly readable, fully hyperlinked overview of the various templates each stylesheet contains.

To use it, you'll need to have Internet Explorer version 5.0 or greater, along with the release version of the MSXML 3.0 parser installed in replace mode.

No documentation is provided, but XSLTDoc is simple to use: after downloading and unzipping the distribution, just open the included xslt-doc.xsl file to start the application.

XSLTDoc has a purpose similar to that of the recently announced Xsldoc application. Unlike Xsldoc, however, XSLTDoc is not currently intended to process or present embedded comments.

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