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Subject: [xsl] [Ann] A new desktop app for syntax-highlighting and formatting XSLT and XPath
From: Philip Fearon <pgfearo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:26:36 +0100

Dear list,

I'm pleased to a new and very simple desktop tool.

XMLSpectrum-FX is a cross-platform open-source product, it generates
syntax-highlighted and formatted HTML from source code files or
snippets of XPath, XSLT (including 3.0), XProc, XML Schema and other
XML standards (currently working on XQuery support).

This tool is effectively a graphical front-end for the (GitHub hosted)
XMLSpectrum project which comprises a small set of XSLT files. The
front-end provides control for all the transform settings whilst the
XSLT is responsible for the parsing and rendering of the code. The
result of the transfrom is rendered in the embedded Webkit-based

For input, files can be drag and dropped onto the tool, URLs entered,
or code snippets copied and pasted into a text area.

(Note: Saxon-HE from Saxonica is used for all XSLT processing and is
distributed as part of the download.)

XMLSpectrum pays particular attention to the preservation of
whitespace and syntax-coloring of XPath. It is also capable of
correcting XML indentation that has gone wrong without corrupting the
relative indentation within the XML content (attributes or otherwise).

To help keep this product light, some of the more powerful XMLSpecturm
features such as XSLT package support are not included just yet.

Parts of this product have a dependency on Java 1.7.0_07 (due to the
use of Java-FX 2.0).

More details and the product download are available from the product site at:


Many thanks

Phil Fearon

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