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Friday, June 24, 2005

Google Releases Ajax code in Open Source named AJAXSLT

Google AJAXSLT: "AJAXSLT is an implementation of XSL-T in JavaScript, intended for use in fat web pages, which are nowadays referred to as AJAX applications. Because XSL-T uses XPath, it is also an implementation of XPath that can be used independently of XSL-T.


XSL-T stands for XSL Transformations. XSL stands for eXtensible Stylesheet Language

XSL-T is a language for transforming XML documents from one language to another. An XSL-T style sheet would be used, for instance, to convert the unformatted content from an XML document into the a fully-formatted HTML document.

AJAXSLT takes this process one step forward, by implementing XSL-T in Javascript and having it run in your browser. Thus, your web browser can fetch XML documents directly from the server, and perform the format conversion locally; thus saving time and bandwidth.

AJAXSLT is distributed under the terms of the BSD License."