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Re: [xsl] creating XML in a servlet

Subject: Re: [xsl] creating XML in a servlet
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:03:47 +0100

Hi Jamal,

> Thanks a lot for the much needed detailed response!! I will
> definitely look into Cocoon. If I may ask one more question - as I
> am new to XSL so this is a very basic question: in order for me to
> accomplish what I want to accomplish, servlet needs to be able to
> interact with the XSL and get the output of XSL back and build XML
> in memory. Is this possible? I mean is there API defined through
> which Java can interact with the XSL back and forth.

Yes. The API that you use depends on the processor that you use to a
certain extent, but in general the Java XSLT processors support
TrAX (Transformation API for XML), which you can learn about at
http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/trax.html and more generally JAXP (Java
API for XML Processing), which includes TrAX (see

Which processor are you using? Both Xalan and Saxon come with sample
servlets that you could build on. See
http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/samples.html#servlet and



Jeni Tennison

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