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Date:      Fri, 11 Dec 2009 09:08:50 -0800
From:      Robert <>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: OT: XML newbie
Message-ID:  <20091211090850.5b32463e@asus64>
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On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:50:40 -0500
Aryeh Friedman <> wrote:

> I am a relative XML newbie (i.e. our backend does spit out some XML I
> wrote but it just slapped together with no knowledge of the
> underlaying structure of XML)... Now I am going back and actually
> learning XML... our main application is to insert XML directly into
> XHTML documents and use either CSS or XSLT (don't know enough to pick
> yet) to style them without resorting to javascript...
> Now my question what is a good/reasonable set of command line tools
> for working with/debugging/testing all this in such a way I do not
> need to rely on the browser... specifically what types (and specific
> ones if there is a preference) tools do I need and are there any
> recommended procedures for dealing with XML from the command line....
> in the future we may want to also do Java parsing of XML but that
> seems to be well handled already in the JDK (1.6) API.... thanks in
> advance

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