++ed by:
DMOL JKUTEJ POTYL

3 PAUSE users

Emmanuel Rodriguez

NAME

Xacobeo - XPath (XML Path Language) visualizer.

SYNOPSIS

xacobeo file [xpath]

DESCRIPTION

This program provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for executing XPath queries and seeing their results.

The GUI tries to provide all the elements that are needed in order to write, test and execute XPath queries without too many troubles. It displays the Document Object Model (DOM) and the namespaces used. The program registers the namespaces automatically and each element is displayed with its associated namespaces. All is performed with the idea of being able of running an XPath query as soon as possible without having to fight with the document's namespaces and by seeing automatically under which namespace each element is.

RATIONALE

The main idea behind this application is to provide a simple way for building XPath queries that will be latter integrated in to a program or XSLT transformation paths. Therefore, this program goal is to load an XML document and to display it as an XML parser sees it. Thus each node element is prefixed with its namespace.

IMPLEMENTATION

This program uses XML::LibXML (libxml2) for all XML manipulations and Gtk2 for the graphical interface.

LIMITATIONS

For the moment, the program focuses only on XPath and doesn't allow the XML document to be edited.

PROJECT

The project is hosted on Google Code (http://xacobeo.googlecode.com/) which provides the latest source code (SVN trunk) and a simple bug tracking.

Although Google Code provides a download facility, the project's source code bundles will always be published through CPAN. It's easier this way for the project and after all this is a Perl project!

BUGS

Please when possible try to submit the bugs through the Google Code Issue Tracker (http://code.google.com/p/xacobeo/issues/list) otherwise simply create a ticket through RT.

AUTHORS

Emmanuel Rodriguez <potyl@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2008 by Emmanuel Rodriguez.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.