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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6333112

j2se should have an XSLT commandline

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Future Project
    • Affects Version/s: 5.0
    • Fix Version/s: 5.0
    • Component/s: xml
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      Description

      When JAXP was integrated into J2SE,
      the command line for XSLT was disabled
      for security reasons. See bug 5099865.

      com.sun.org.apache.xalan.internal.xslt.Process
      (formerly org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process)
      does not include the 'main-'method anymore.
      It has the method '_main' instead.

      Consequently, there is no way with J2SE 5
      to perform a simple XSLT transformation
      on an XML file from the commandline using
      the JAXP and XSLTC processor that are built
      in. This is a serious loss of functionality,
      as compared to the Xalan processor at Apache.

      This RRE requests that a commandline tool
      be added to j2se so our customer can do
      XSLT transformations (important for
      debugging style sheets).

      I talked to Bill Shannon about this and he
      seemed to agree it was a good idea.

      As things currently stand, the fact that there
      is no commandline is not well documented. So
      our customers have to learn the hard way that
      they have to cobble up something.

      Here is what Ramesh Mandava said:

      > com/sun/org/apache/xalan/internal/xslt/Process

      >class can be used for doing commandline transformation.
      >But the catch here is that we renamed the "main" method into
      >"_main" for Security reasons.

      >So you need to write a small shell application which would pass the
      >parameters to "_main" method of the above class.

      I'm saying that such should be incorporated into J2SE so
      our users will not have to do it.

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              duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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              duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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