[webkit-dev] JavaScript for XML with XSL

Pierre Bernard i_love_my at mac.com
Sun Feb 17 07:10:58 PST 2008

Hi Eric,

Running Safari 3.1, this produces no output, when entered at http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/tryit.asp?filename=cdcatalog 

function loadXMLDoc(fname)
var xmlDoc;


function displayResult()
   xsltProcessor=new XSLTProcessor();
   resultDocument = xsltProcessor.transformToFragment(xml,document);
<body onload="displayResult()">
<div id="example" />


On 17 Feb 2008, at 15:49, Eric Seidel wrote:

> Safari 3.0 and later supports XSLTProcessor.
> You can use that.  The FAQ is wrong:
> http://developer.apple.com/internet/safari/faq.html#anchor21
> Perhaps one of the Apple guys on this list can get it fixed.
> -eric
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 2:48 AM, Pierre Bernard <i_love_my at mac.com>  
> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I would like to display XML with an XSL transformation.
>> I know the easy way is to have an iframe point at the XML. Here the
>> XML needs to refer to the XSL.
>> That's precisely what I want to avoid. I don't want the XML to know
>> about the XSL as I want it to be used with several different XSL
>> transformations.
>> An initial search brought me to this: http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_xsl.asp
>> However, it turns out that WebKit does not support JavaScript access
>> to XSL transformations. So this seems like a dead end.
>> I have since found a better implementation: http://johannburkard.de/software/xsltjs/
>> Still this does not work with WebKit. However the developer gives an
>> interesting tidbit on his blog:
>>> I experimented with transforming XML in an <iframe>. Extending the
>>> XML with an xml-stylesheet processing instruction and loading it in
>>> a hidden <iframe> is probably enough to make Safari support
>>> programmatic XSLT. What I will try now is to extend xslt.js with the
>>> corresponding code.
>> If I understand this right, he found a way to inject the XSL
>> stylesheet reference into the XML using JavaScript. That would be a
>> perfect solution for WebKit use. (For other browsers I would still
>> need the xslt.js)
>> The think is that I don't know how to manipulate the XML that goes
>> into the iframe. Ideas?
>> Best,
>> Pierre
>> ---
>> Pierre Bernard
>> http://www.bernard-web.com/pierre
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Pierre Bernard

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