XML to XML
I have a gnucash file that I'm trying to transform into an identical
XML file without the invoices.
I've been at this for a while now. The gnucash file is in XML and the
element I'm looking into is:
I want to ignore those that contain <slot:key>gncInvoice</slot:key>
which is a child of slot which is a child of slots which is a child of
Any help you're willing to provide would be greatly appreciated.
Classic application for XSLT. Start with the identity transformation,
then add a template which matches the ones you want to treat specially
and yields no output. From your description that would be
with the namespaces declared appropriately in the stylesheet.
(That looks like a somewhat unlikely markup design to me, but since I
haven't played with gnucash at all I'm taking your word for it.)
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Actually, from the Relax-NG schema for gnucash, it looks like it should
be more like
with gnc:, trn:, and slot: all bound to the appropriate namespace URIs.
The fact that some of their elements -- eg <slot> -- aren't in any
namespace is probably left over from a pre-namespaces initial design, as
is their now-brok...To XML or not to XML?
Ok, it has been a while since I've needed to make an involved web page.
Coming back on the scene now is a bit confusing, what with all the cool
stuff to use like XML, PHP, MySQL, etc...
So here is my question. I'm in search of a good dynamic way to generate web
pages which separates content from presentation. I am seeking to create a
web site that, to put it succinctly, has a list of users and sets of
information corresponding to each user.
I am familiar with how to do this using PHP, MySQL, and regular old HTML. I
maintain the user database in MySQL and dynamically present it and the
information with PHP. This is very easy to do in terms of coding for it.
But I'm wondering? Is it time for me to switch to the XML with XSL method
instead? Everyone seems to be talking of XML as the end all be all. I've
looked into it, and on the surface, I just can't tell if it's worth it. I
don't really see the benefit. XML is just a "create your own HTML tags" and
then figure out wtf to do with them orgy. Great, so I can write
<dog>Spot</dog>. Whoop de do, that's useless to me unless I write a parser
for it to display it in a user friendly way. And I shouldn't have to write a
parser, there should be standardized ones for certain purposes. But wait,
isn't that what HTML already is? A bunch of <dog>Spot</dog> (figuratively
speaking) with the parsers having been written and mostly standardized
between companies ages ago...XML or not XML?
I am developing a simple MySQL database editor, and am looking into
creating an PHP/AJAX app as the GUI. A lot of this in new ground, and
much more is dusting off things I haven't used in a while. My question
though involves whether or nor to employ XML. I did some XML a few
years back, but don't typically bother anymore. As I see it XML is
great when I need to have an app with a standard data presentation that
other developers can easily interface. I.E. like a bank statement that
may feed a variety of applications developed by a variety of clients.
However, if I am develo...XML to XML Transformation
I was thrust into XML about 2 weeks ago and don't know much yet. From
another department in the corp I am receiving an XML file which
concatenates nodes all on one line i.e.
etc. etc. etc. Some lines are over 300 characters long. I need to
translate this spagetti XML into something which is humanly readable.
I probably need to use XSL however I'm not sure what I need to do.
Any help will be much appreciated.
"Will" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I was thrust into XML about 2 weeks ago and don't know much yet. From
> another department in the corp I am receiving an XML file which
> concatenates nodes all on one line i.e.
> etc. etc. etc. Some lines are over 300 characters long. I need to
> translate this spagetti XML into something which is humanly readable.
View the xml file using IE or Mozilla -- they provide an appealing,
aesthetic looking layout with collapse/expanding of contents of elements.
> I probably need to use XSL however I'm not sure what I need to do.
If you decide to use XSLT (if, because the first approach above is really
what one needs...embedding xml in xml as non-xml :)
I have an application that logs in xml.
Assume <xmlLog></xmlLog>. In this element the app logs anything it gets
from foreign hosts. Now if the host sends xml data, the structure of the
document changes. ie. <xmlLog><somTag></somTag></xmlLog>. This will
cause problems with my log reader, because it assumes that <xmlLog/>
contains non-xml data.
My question is, is there a way to treat the data in the <xmlLog/>
element as non xml data. Something I can do that would treat anything
this element contains as a literal?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Mark Van Orman <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have an application that logs in xml.
> Assume <xmlLog></xmlLog>. In this element the app logs
> anything it gets from foreign hosts. Now if the host sends xml
> data, the structure of the document changes. ie.
> <xmlLog><somTag></somTag></xmlLog>. This will cause problems
> with my log reader, because it assumes that <xmlLog/> contains
> non-xml data.
> My question is, is there a way to treat the data in the
> <xmlLog/> element as non xml data. Something I can do that
> would treat anything this element contains as a literal?
> Any help or suggestions would be greatly ap...Problem to insert an XML-element by XSLT-converting from one XML-file into another XML-file
i convert one XML-document by using XSLT into another XML-document.
First change all attributes to elements is no problem.
Then i try to insert a new element into the new document by XSLT,
but it doesn't work correctly :-(
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<data creationTime="2006-05-31" creationNumber="1">
<set number="0001" info="test"/>
<set number="0002" info="test"/>
The following XML-destination-document has to become
(watch the new element "sets"):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
Here is my XSLT-stylesheet-attempt:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" />
<xsl:if test="n...OpenVMS + PHP +XSL + DOM XML problem --> (cannot load/transform XML)
I have a problem loading (transforming) XML file using DOM XML extension
on OpenVMS (alpha).
I have installed libxml2, mysql, apache,... following steps described
All I want to do is:
1. build an XML from MySQL DB (functions like load, saveXML,
appendChild, createElement are used)
2. Load an XSL file
3. transform XML with loaded XSL and show (echo) the result of the
My problem is that none of xmldom functions (which work on PHP 5) are
Why is that? Do I need some extension for domxml for OpenVMS?
Where...Different results parsing a XML file with XML::Simple (XML::Sax vs. XML::Parser)
I'm subject to some confusion with XML and UTF8. I'm working with
XML-Simple and I try to decode some XML with with german umlauts
(ISO-8859-1). The first XML line declared the encoding correct (see code
below). But I'm getting different results using XML-Simple with the
default XML parser named XML::Sax and a second parser named XML::Parser.
The following code tries to decode the mini XML file and prints the UTF8
flags of the resulting strings.
Can someone run this code on his machine and post the results? Thanks.
The results on my machine are this:
���ä...XML to XML conversion
I vageuly remember a standard that allowed for an XML document using one
tag vocabulary to be translated to a diffirent XML document using a
diffirent tag vocabulary using the information provided in a kind of
dictionary XML pointed to in an URL present in the original XML file. I
am very interested in trying it out for various applications, but I
can't find anything on the internet about it, since I don't remember
it's name, only the general appearance. Can anyone help me with this?
What I remember, approximately:
The idea is that you have one XML file, in which the namespace is
defined in the standard way, using an URI. The URI, however, is pointing
to an online XML file. For example:
This dictionary.xml then contains, for example:
So a program wishing to convert the original XML to, say format2, would
end up with the following XML:
What I remember is that this dictionary trick was mainly used to allow
diffirent software to be able to interpret the same XML file, without
all of the software needing to be programmed for the same tag
vocabulary. The program w...[XML] Is there an XML group?
I've typed an XML source which calls a CSS source, the result should be
a page displayed in IE6,
instead I see the XML source.
That's pretty logical since there a no XHTML tags for IE6 to interpret.
I'm looking for a discussion group like'comp.lang.xml' but I can't find
Please help me.
The first task is to see the Blue Jay.
> I'm looking for a discussion group like'comp.lang.xml' but I can't find
There's a comp.text.xml, which might be what you're looking for.
Note that I don't read it,...xml from 2 xml
Hi to everybody,
would I like to create a consequential xml from the elaboration of two
files xml using xslt, but is it possible to give in input to a trasform
2 files xml?
thanks for the possible answers
I have already found from me the answer: the function
matatu ha scritto:
> Hi to everybody,
> would I like to create a consequential xml from the elaboration of two
> files xml using xslt, but is it possible to give in input to a trasform
> 2 files xml?
> thanks for the possible answers
...Transform XML to XML using XSLT
seems like a simple issue, but having tried several approaches with
no success I am posting this question,
I have a XML in one format, I want to now convert into another XML
format using XSLT.
FirstType.XML: (In this XML the States sub elements appear within USA
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
DestinationXML: (I want the above XML to appear this way, note the
element <Type> is something I want to add - and is not in the originial
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Type> Original </Type>
<Type> Original </Type>
&l...no tags in my xml-to-xml transformation, help....
my xml-to-xml transformation is outputting an xml header and then just
text like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>e19dbb7b-5529-43a0......
I've searched regarding this problem and it seems that if there's no
match in your xsl template then by default everything gets spat out.
But I've tested this with very definite matches in my template, and
still there are no xml tags in the output.
Has anyone seen this before? Any help much appreciated....
> my xml-to-xml transformation is outputting an xml header and then just
> text like this:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>e19dbb7b-5529-43a0......
> I've searched regarding this problem and it seems that if there's no
> match in your xsl template then by default everything gets spat out.
> But I've tested this with very definite matches in my template, and
> still there are no xml tags in the output.
> Has anyone seen this before?
We do not need to guess, try to reduce to the minimum necessary to show
the problem, then post the relevant XML and XSLT here, and tell us which
XSLT processor you use.
Ok, false alarm.
As I suspected, it was a newbie issue. In case anyone else has this
problem, the solution is to use copy-of instead of value-of. Pretty
self-explanatory: value-of will output the va...XSLT problem: how to transfer from XML to XML?
I would like to transfer my XML file into another XML which has a struct like this:
However using my XSLT I could only get:
Can you please point out where my problem is? Thanks very much in advance.
<xsl:with-param name="evalue" select="/myxpath1"/>
<xsl:if test="($evalue!='') and ($evalue!='none')">
<xsl:if tes...XML to XML looping problem (newbie)
I have XML source to map to XML output. I am having trouble getting
the XSL to loop through the entire XML until it reaches the end. This
is an ASN for a Customer and I am getting the first ASN in my output,
but can't get it to continue to next <CUSTASN> and so on until the end.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Source is like this and repeats starting with <CUSTASN> until the end
of all shipment data:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<PLTNME>ACUNA 141 </PLTNME>
<F3WRBT>3747040 00 </F3WRBT>
.......repeats with next <CUSTASN> until end of XML.....
Target is this format (based on Customer requirement):
<?xm...[rfc-dist] RFC 6207 on The Media Types application/mods+xml, application/mads+xml, application/mets+xml, application/marcxml+xml, and application/sru+xml
A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
Title: The Media Types application/mods+xml,
application/marcxml+xml, and application/sru+xml
Author: R. Denenberg, Ed.
Date: April 2011
I-D Tag: draft-denenberg-mods-etc-media-types-03.txt
This document specifies media types for the following formats: MODS
(Metadata Object Description Schema), MADS (Metadata Authority
Description Schema), METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission
Standard), MARCXML (MARC21 XML Schema), and the SRU (Search/Retrieve
via URL Response Format) protocol response XML schema. These are all
XML schemas providing representations of various forms of information
including metadata and search results. This document is not an Internet
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It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of
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T...Problem converting XML with XSLT to another XML
I have a problem converting a XML file to a other. I have no idea how
I can do this. I try it for a long time but I can not find a solution.
Has anyone a Idea?
Below you can find my Input XML Document, Output XML Document and my
scratch XSLT file. At the end is my request Output XML.
Greetings H. Kaya
My last scratch xslt:
<xsl:key name="kDistinctCarDealer" match="CARDEALER" use="."/>
<xsl:key name="kDistinctCity" match="CITY" use="."/>
<xsl:for-each select="ROWSET/ROW/CITY[generate-id() =
<xsl:apply-templates select = ".." />
<xsl:for-each select="/ROWSET/ROW/CARDEALER[generate-id() =
It Pr...Non-XML tagged value text to XML
I would like to use XSLT to translate some tagged value text to XML
elements like this:
<data>x=1.234 y=ABC z="Hello World"</data>
Is XSLT up to the task? What would it look like? Most of the XSLT
string processing code I've seen looks very verbose - can't be too
> I would like to use XSLT to translate some tagged value text to XML
> elements like this:
> Input Doc:
> <data>x=1.234 y=ABC z="Hello World"</data>
> Output Doc:
> <z>"Hello World"</z>
> Is XSLT up to the task? What would it look like? Most of the XSLT
> string processing code I've seen looks very verbose - can't be too
Using XSLT 2.0 you can do that with regular expression matching as follows:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:output method="xml" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes" />
<xsl:template match="data"...web.xml / XML schema issue, why do some XML schema attributes disappear
I'm trying to get my j2ee app to run on Jboss (version 3.2.3), but
Jboss complains there are some missing attributes in the web-app
element. The attributes are present in the XML file, but they seem to
be removed by the parser, also when I view the file in a web browser.
My XML below (I have cut out a lot of stuff for the purpose of this
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE web-app PUBLIC "-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web
Application 2.3//EN" "http://java.sun.com/dtd/web-app_2_3.dtd">
<web-app xmlns="...Installation of: XML-DOM-1.44, XML-Parser-2.36, XML-RSS-1.47, XML-Simple-2.18
- CPAN Forum Q&A, Installation of;
As concerns the installation of the four items above, these errors are
continously flagged as an intervention to the process;
Checking installed modules... could not find ParseDetails.ini in C:
XML::Sax is installed, it will be used by the test suite
Could not open 'lib/XML/Simple.pm': No such file or directory at C:/
strawberry/perl/lib/ExtUtils/MM_Unix.pm line 2627.
--...XML DOM: XML/XHTML inside a text node
In my program, I get input from the user and insert it into an XHTML
document. Sometimes, this input will contain XHTML, but since I'm
inserting it as a text node, xml.dom.minidom escapes the angle brackets
('<' becomes '<', '>' becomes '>'). I want to be able to
override this behavior cleanly. I know I could pipe the input through
a SAX parser and create nodes to insert into the tree, but that seems
kind of messy. Is there a better way?
On Thu, 2 Nov 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> In my program, I get input from the us...xml wrongly views as text extracted from the xml tags
we have a java framework, where we feed a request xml. this request xml
is forwarded through
the framework, tomcat and axis, for the backend processing, and the
processing results are
again received by the internet explorer, after they are transformed
with an xslt by the framework.
now the problem that we are facing is like - the explorer extracts the
text inside all xml tags
of the response xml and shows it as simple text. but, if you view the
source of the 'text', it will show it all as well-formed xml.
moreover, if you save the source as an xml file, and again open it
through internet explorer,
it will show the xml in proper way.
i have tried using firefox, processing with xml spy, but with same
has somebody experienced similar problem before???
i wonder what can be wrong in this case, and would be thankful for any
pointers as to what
can be the cause and solution to this.
Thanks in advance,
Finally i got what was the problem. it was because the response xml
contained a <Title> </Title> tag in it. and dont know why/how, but IE
was treating it as an HTML tag. i noticed that the browser window title
was indeed "Mr" which is the text enclosed by the Title element.
one more weird thing i noticed was that if i moved the
<xsl:apply-templates> line for the tag downwords after one more
template application, it was showing the xml properly alongwith the
<Title> element, and not treating it as an HTML tag...simple(?) xml/xsl problem with xml from sql query
I'm creating xml files from a dataset:
and saving them to disk. Then i want to use the Xml control to format
this xml with xsl stylesheet. here is part of my xml file created by
the line above:
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes" ?>
<sm_articles article_id="2" article_title="xxxx" ... />
<sm_articles article_id="3" article_title="yyyy" ... />
Now in my xslt i can do a for-each select="//articles" and it will
give me one item, but i'm not able to get past the <XML_.... tag. If
i try select="//sm_articles" i don't get errors, like its returning an
so my question is what is the <XML_.... tag all about and how do i get
past it? If i manually take that tag out then my Xml control works
fine with my xsl stylesheet, but i have to build these xml files on
the fly from sql server.
Thanks for your time!
"dSchwartz" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm creating xml files from a dataset:
> myDataSet.WriteXml(m_XmlFile, XmlWriteMode.IgnoreSchema);
Where are you getting the XML in the DataSet from? That looks like the
column header that is returne...What am I missing re: very simple XML->XML transform
Ok, I've got a situation where I have an XML that looks something like
basically the relevant descriptor is "There are some instances of <C>
in the file in non-easily predictable spots."
What I want to do is transform this file so that it looks like this:
In other words "Find all <C> tags and insert <MyTag> after it."
I am at a loss as to how to do this. I can get the "Find all C's and
do this afterward..." but how to I say "And leave the rest of the file
exactly as it is?" Can I even do that? Do I have to explicitly say
"Find A, write A, find B, write B...find C, write C and then write
MyTag...."?? That can't be right, can it?
Duane Morin wrote:
> In other words "Find all <C> tags and insert <MyTag> after it."
> I am at a loss as to how to do this. I can get the "Find all C's and
> do this afterward..." but how to I say "And leave the rest of the file
> exactly as it is?" Can I even do that? Do I have to explicitly say
> "Find A, write A, find B, write B...find C, write C and then write
> MyTag...."?? That can't be right, can it?
start with the 'identity t...