Am Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:39:45 +0100 schrieb Michael Kay:
Thank you very much for you answer. You are confirming what I was
>> I'm using saxon9he.jar locally on my PC to generate tables
>> and rankings for a website from an xml of (chess)
>> competitions. This works fine.
>> But how can I install saxon on a webserver and trigger the
>> generation of the pages from various PC/browser? (I don't
>> mean that the pages should be generated on the fly when a
>> user request the webpage, I only want to be able to update
>> the pages from foreign PCs). Is this even possible on a
>> small, standard webhosting service with "normal" scripting
>> languages like PHP and CGI? And without any knowledge about
>> JAVA and .NET?
> I'm afraid there are whole books you have to read to learn the answer to
> your question.
> The first thing to know is that most "consumer" hosting services do not
> allow installation of Java applications like Saxon. This is very
> unfortunate, but true. You can find hosting services that does allow Java,
> but they generally cost a bit more; and it's likely that they expect you to
> be a bit of a techie, because you are doing something outside the normal
> Apart from this difficulty, it's quite possible to invoke Saxon from within
> a Java servlet or JSP page, or any of the myriad toolkits built on top of
> that framework. But you'll need to be prepared for quite an extensive
> learning curve.
already suspecting as I couldn't find much on the net - only some
old references to applet-version of saxon.
I don't think that it worth to get this working. After all I can
download the jar and perhaps a script and run saxon locally. That
should work almost everywhere. Doing it on the server would have
been only a bit more comfortable. I will better spend the time to
learn more about xslt and xpath by reading your book.
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