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    Modifying an XML file on a desktop

    Hey guys/girls... Any insight into this question would be greatly appreciated.

    I am needing to send a client a package containing an XML and a XSL file. The user must then be able to modify the XML file on their local machine via the form and upload just the XML file to the server. The changes to the XML file must be done on the users machine, but I am not sure that this is possible using the XSL form. Does anyone know if I can do this?

    Thanks in advance.

    David

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    Probably not via XSL.

    Part of the problem here is that browsers will typically see an XML document in two different ways. The first is as a plain text file, a string of data. The second is as a Document node from the Document Object Model -- where everything in the document is a node, and the nodes fit in a tree.

    Can you give us an example of before and after, and the desired way for the customer to make the changes? (As in, will we have to build a special user interface to control what the user can change in the document?)
    "The first step to confirming there is a bug in someone else's work is confirming there are no bugs in your own."
    June 30, 2001
    author, Verbosio prototype XML Editor
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