XSL Tools is now part of the Web Tools Platform Project. We have graduated. Our goals are still the same.
XSL Tools brings XSLT development to the Eclipse platform. The project's goal and background can be found in the XSL Tools Proposal. Its scope is to provide basic XSL editing and debugging support to compliment and leverage the XML and source editing support within WTP.
The XSL Tools project focuses specifically on the Transformation engine of the W3C XSL Specification. XSL stands for Extensible Stylesheet Language and this project is concerned with two of its technologies, XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO, as defined in the XSL Recommendation) and the XSL Transformation language (XSLT 1.0 or XSLT 2.0). From here on out, when XSL is mentioned, it is in reference to the Transformation language.
XSL Tools is a component of the Eclipse WTP project. It is the first project to have successfully graduated from the WebTools Incubator.
The latest released version of the XSL Tooling project plugins and features can be found at:
Milestone builds for the 1.0 version of XSL Tools are now included in the WTP 3.1 Milestone builds.
For those that would like to use the Update Manager or P2 to install XSL Tooling you can use the following update site:
If you want it to automatically get all of the required plugins, then make sure you have the Galileo Update as well:
XSL Tools does depend on JDT as well as Web Standard Tools in order for some functionality like debugging support.
Contributions and Contributing
For those that would like to help with XSL Tools by supplying patches, and enhancements. We have created a Team Project set file that will contain all the projects necessary to be checked out from CVS.
- You will need the team Project Set for Contributors.
- WTP XSL Tools (wst.xsl) follows the Bugzilla Best Practices recommendations by the Eclipse Architecture Council.
- Development Resources
- Debug Framework - Articles and Tutorials
- CVS Howto
- WTP Build
A list of known adopters of the XSL Tools suite of plugins. If you are using or adopting XSL Tools in your project or product please consider adding some information to the Adopters page.
The XSL Tools Requirements page is another area that the community can use to express what functionality they need or want in the project.
Current status and views of the product backlog can be found on the XSLT Development pages. These pages will be used to show and track progress for each milestone release.
- XSLT with Eclipse XSL Tools from Lars Vogel
- Docbook with Eclipse and XSL