XML, XPATH expression testbeds


I am looking for XML, XPATH expression testbeds, test platform testing online. I heard below site but seems not working


Please advise any free simple tool to see whether XPATH is working fine and to test XSL as well

using Notepad++ how to launch 'xpath expression evaluation' window?
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I normally use a XML IDE like XmlSpy, XmlCopyEditor etc
They have built in XSLT traversal functionality.
Ray PaseurCommented:
If this is a PHP question, you can use built-in PHP functions to test the validity of XML.  Just convert the XML string to a PHP object.

You have some XSLT manipulation capabilities, too.  I have used these some years ago and found them time-consuming  to get right, but I don't think that is a PHP problem - just the design of XML / XSLT
gudii9Author Commented:
XmlSpy, XmlCopyEditor

are they open source?

can we do same using eclipse or RSA?
please advise
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xmlcopyeditor is free.
xml spy will require a license

not sure if there is a eclipse plugin

you can also create a xslt file and reference it in your xml and open the xml in a browser.
the browser will have a xslt interpreter that will automatically transform your xml once it sees the XSLT instruction.
gudii9Author Commented:
you can also create a xslt file and reference it in your xml and open the xml in a browser.
how to reference xsl in xml?
Please advise with any sample example code
In your xml document you will have:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="myXSLT.xsl"?>
gudii9Author Commented:
any on line open source tools to check and see how XML trasformed for given XSL. please advise

I've never tried it since never had the need to rely on a online tool.

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gudii9Author Commented:
i like the above tool which works
I would not rely on online transformations when you can do it just as simply offline by opening up the xml in a browser and let the browser do the transformation for you.

Alternatively, use something like saxon and do it from the command line.
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