Xslt processor for ruby


#1

Hello,

could you please recommend a xslt processor for ruby? I tried Michael
Neumann’s xslt4r which worked great for simple xsls. Now I’m looking for
something more up to date - a problem I ran into was when trying to use
the generate-id function. Any library that would support that?

Thanks!

Agnieszka


#2

On 12/22/05, Agnieszka F. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hello,

could you please recommend a xslt processor for ruby? I tried Michael
Neumann’s xslt4r which worked great for simple xsls. Now I’m looking for
something more up to date - a problem I ran into was when trying to use
the generate-id function. Any library that would support that?

Have you run into these yet?
(recently updated)
http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ruby-xslt/

(way, way old)
http://www.rubycolor.org/sablot/


#3

Wilson B. wrote:

On 12/22/05, Agnieszka F. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hello,

could you please recommend a xslt processor for ruby? I tried Michael
Neumann’s xslt4r which worked great for simple xsls. Now I’m looking for
something more up to date - a problem I ran into was when trying to use
the generate-id function. Any library that would support that?

Have you run into these yet?
(recently updated)
http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ruby-xslt/

(way, way old)
http://www.rubycolor.org/sablot/

Thank you. I’m wondering if any of these supports XSLT 2.0?


Agnieszka F.


#4

On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 12:11:07 -0000, Agnieszka F.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Have you run into these yet?
(recently updated)
http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ruby-xslt/

(way, way old)
http://www.rubycolor.org/sablot/

Thank you. I’m wondering if any of these supports XSLT 2.0?

(Not given more than a glance to Libxslt-Ruby yet, but here’s how it
looks
to me right now):

From what I gather XSLT 2.0 is still a recommendation (a strong one,
but
still), and only Saxon has any plans to implement it properly. On the
Libxml/Libxslt project we’re currently concentrating on getting XML up
to
date, and should be onto a fresh release of XSLT sometime in Q12006, but
AIUI at the moment, although Libxslt supports “some common extensions”
to
1.0, there are no plans to go to 2.0 [1]. It seems most of the other
library projects are of the same mind too [2]. If that’s the case,
Libxslt-ruby would have to follow suit I guess.

There are a few ‘mostly there’ implementations, but not with Ruby
bindings
as far as I can see. Maybe someone else has worked/is working on
something
with one of them?

[1] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xslt/2004-October/msg00012.html
(oldish
but relevant I think)
[2] http://www.biglist.com/lists/xsl-list/archives/200511/msg00624.html
(and resulting thread)


#5

On 12/23/05, Ross B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

From what I gather XSLT 2.0 is still a recommendation (a strong one, but
still),

I think what you meant to say is that XSLT 2.0 is a “candidate
recommendation”. The next and last step is to become a plain
“recommendation”.

and only Saxon has any plans to implement it properly.

Saxon has already fully implemented XSLT 2.0. See
http://www.saxonica.com/. Also, you can get a free XSLT 2.0 engine
from Altova, makers of XML Spy. Both also support XQuery 1.0.

It would be great if someone would create a Ruby binding to Saxon.
Until then, your best bet is probably to use Saxon from Ruby by
executing a shell command with backquotes. For information on how to
run Saxon from a shell command, see
http://www.saxonica.com/documentation/index/gettingstarted.html.


#6

On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 13:44:20 -0000, Mark V.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On 12/23/05, Ross B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

From what I gather XSLT 2.0 is still a recommendation (a strong one,
but
still),

I think what you meant to say is that XSLT 2.0 is a “candidate
recommendation”. The next and last step is to become a plain
“recommendation”.

Oops, yes, sorry.

and only Saxon has any plans to implement it properly.

Saxon has already fully implemented XSLT 2.0. See
http://www.saxonica.com/. Also, you can get a free XSLT 2.0 engine
from Altova, makers of XML Spy. Both also support XQuery 1.0.

I didn’t mention XML Spy because I thought it’s commercial / Windows
only?

It would be great if someone would create a Ruby binding to Saxon.
Until then, your best bet is probably to use Saxon from Ruby by
executing a shell command with backquotes. For information on how to
run Saxon from a shell command, see
http://www.saxonica.com/documentation/index/gettingstarted.html.

Maybe check out
http://www.biglist.com/lists/xsl-list/archives/200110/msg00343.html. I
don’t know how useful that is, or how ‘real world’, but it’s a possibly
interesting idea.


#7

On 12/23/05, Ross B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

recommendation". The next and last step is to become a plain

I didn’t mention XML Spy because I thought it’s commercial / Windows only?

The thing I’m referring to is called “AltovaXML 2006”. You can read
about it at http://www.altova.com/altovaxml.html. It is free. However,
I didn’t realize it was Windows only. Bummer!