Automate XML file updates, Part 1, XML process introduction and conversion stylesheet creation

A methodology using XSLT, Apache Ant, and Java SE

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Tom Coppedge

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: August 17, 2006

This is the first part of a tutorial series that describes a method for automating updates to a library of XML files so that they all conform to an updated XML schema. In Part 1, you learn the steps in the entire process and then create an XSLT stylesheet to update the XML files. In Part 2, you learn how to install, configure, and run Apache Ant and Java SE to iteratively transform each of your XML files based on the updates specified in your XSLT stylesheet.

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