XPathView Plugin: Boosting XSL and XML DevelopmentAugust 10th, 2006 by Egor Malyshev
IntelliJ IDEA features excellent support for XML development. Smart editor with code completion, error highlighting and other productivity aimed features help create efficient code. However, there is no limit in perfecting the development environment.
XPathView plugin extends IntelliJ IDEA XML and XSL support by providing for:
- Instant XPath evaluation
Get the fully qualified XPath expression that identifies certain XML document node. Use it in your application to refer to that node, or create an XSL base stylesheet.
The plugin also lets you evaluate XPath queries and examine what results they produce. You can define the context and scope for your queries to make XSL scripts debugging yet more productive.
- XSL aware completion and highlighting
XPathView extends IntelliJ IDEA completion and error highlighting to make XML development even more productive.
XPathView is aware of all functions, variables and other entities defined within an XSL stylesheetâ€¦
â€¦.and of parameters defined for specific templates.
The plugin recognizes XSL specific errors, like missing function parameters, unresolved references, incorrect expression and XPathView syntax and more.
- XSL aware refactorings
XPathView provides for refactoring of template, function, parameter and variable names. Inline and introduce refactorings let flexibly manage XSL code and replace expressions with variables and vice versa.
- XSL aware intention actions
XPathView features intentions for transforming XSL code. For example, converting xsl:if into xsl:choose
- XSL debugging run configurations
Plugin supports creating run configurations through the standard IntelliJ IDEA settings dialog. You can use it to test and debug your XSL scripts, verify stylesheet output, etc. just like you would do that with an ordinary application. Plugin lets pass specific parameters to scripts at runtime and supports for multiple output formats, including IntelliJ IDEA console and user defined files.
For more detailed information about XPathView and complete feature list, visit its home page
XPathView is freeware and available for installation through IntelliJ IDEA Plugin manager.
You can also dowload it from IntelliJ Plugin Repository