The 'expp' tool (the Epeios XML preprocessor) reads an XML file to transform it to another XML file. It simplifies the writing of XML files by allowing the handling of macros, the definition and testing of variables, the inclusion of files, and more. This is done by writing, directly in the source XML file, predefined tags owned by a given namespace, tags which are then recognized and handled by the 'expp' tool. The tool is also available as a Java native component.
|Tags||Text Processing Markup XML Utilities|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux Windows Mac OS X|
Release Notes: 'expp' (both the command-line version and the Java version) can now be compiled in 32 bits ('IA-32') and in 64 bits ('x86-64'). It accurately handles UTF-8 files with and without BOM. There is also a new directive ('cdata'), which can be used if you want to enclose an XML tree in an XML CDATA section, and the preprocessor still issues an error if the enclosed XML tree is not well-formed.
Release Notes: 'CDATA' sections are now handled properly. The corresponding Java native component was introduced.
Release Notes: This version is internationalized. Available languages are French and English, but other languages can be easily added.
Release Notes: Addition of the 'xpp:attribute' directive, which allows you to create an attribute that has the content of a macro as a value, thanks to the use of the new 'xpp' library. The use of the 'xmlns:...' attribute is also now allowed, and the error localization is more accurate.
Release Notes: A file localization bug in the XML error detection algorithm that occurred when included files are in subdirectories has been fixed.