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Tool Setup Instructions

XML Transformer Components, Version 1.2

If the course you are setting up requires XML Transformer 1.2, follow these instructions to set it up on the student and instructor machines. If you have questions, please contact your courseware vendor.

The XML Transformer requires the Java runtime, version 1.4. If you do not have a 1.4 JRE installed already, start by following separate setup instructions for the J2RE version 1.4.2, found here:

http://www.capcourse.com/Tools/J2RE1.4.2.html

The XML Transformer components are provided in a ZIP file:

http://www.capcourse.com/Tools/XMLTransformer.zip

Create a directory c:\Capstone\XMLTools, and unpack the contents of the archive there. (Note: it is not a problem to install this and the XML Validator application in the same directory, if you are using both tools. They share a few files, so whichever one you install second, you'll see a prompt to overwrite existing files: you can answer yes or no, and it will work either way.)

Add this directory to the executable path.

A good test of your installation is to run the tool with no arguments, as shown below — you should see a usage statement as follows:

xform
java -classpath=... oi.tools.XML.XMLTransformer
Usage:  java oi.tools.xml.XMLTransformer
  <source XML> <stylesheet> <destination XML>

Instructors, see the file c:\Capstone\XMLTools\XMLTransformer.html for brief instructions on the use of the two tools — xform and console.