Archive for the 'XSLT' Category

Why is XML Better?

July 24th, 2009 | Category: Programming, XML, XPath, XSLT

Why is XML better than custom internal formats? Isn’t a non-standard set of XML tags basically equivalent to a custom format when using data internally to an application? Absolutely not, and here is why.
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DVSL: An Alternative to XSLT

June 26th, 2009 | Category: Java, XML, XPath, XSLT

DVSL is a fairly small, little known, product associated with the Velocity project over at Apache which takes the best part of XSLT: XPATH, and replaces the verbose and frustrating scripting of XSLT with a java-based template language instead.
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Verifying Code Examples in your Documentation

September 06th, 2008 | Category: Programming, XML, XSLT, docbook

One of the more annoying aspects of writing developer documentation is that it is very easy for your code examples to get out of date, develop typos, etc(As those reading previous articles may have noticed). In this article I use docbook, xslt, and automake to generate code examples that are guaranteed to compile.
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