Sunday, September 24, 2006

XTrans

I've been working with the program XTrans for creating XSL templates. XTrans is a free Windows program. It opens quickly and is very useful with a straightforward user-interface. The workflow is very developer-friendly. You open your XML and then create your XSL viewing them side-by-side, top-and-bottom, or one window at a time. No mouse is necessary when using the app (something I love). It has an XPath query analyzer so you can easily test your XPath queries. With the Normalize command, you can have XTrans indent your XML or XSL. By pressing the context menu key (or a right mouse click) you get a menu for inserting and XSL command/statement. I've been trying some other apps recently, but I keep coming back to this one.