Wednesday, August 12, 2009

XML Visualization

I've created a new tool to assist with developing in XML. This is capable of taking an arbitrary XML document, and performing a variety of tasks on it.

At the moment, it can beautify, or pretty-print, a file, apply an arbitrary xPath and show the results, and apply an arbitrary XSL transformation.

All processing is done by the browser (there is no server-side component to this at all). Because of this, results will vary slightly by browser, since each browser flavor has idiosyncrasies involving their respective XML / XSL engines.

It works in IE6+, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome. It was quite fun to make, and I'd love to hear suggestions for future improvements!

The tool itself can be found here: