Archive for the 'XPath' 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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XPath From the Command Line Using Ruby

September 13th, 2008 | Category: Programming, Ruby, XML, XPath

There are other ways of doing this, but I thought it would be fun to write a command-line xpath script in ruby using rexml. (full working example here)
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