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Eclipse Web Tools Platform Incubator 0.5 M6
New and Noteworthy

The WTP Incubator is a subproject fostering the creation and development of new components for existing WTP subprojects, before they become part of a release. While they don't fall under the same schedule as the WTP release itself, they are encouraged to follow the same processes. As such, a complete list of which Incubator bugs were fixed during this milestone is also available.


XInclude Support for Ant scripts

    An ANT task is now available for use in build scripts to handle files with xinclude statements. The Ant task is contributed to the Eclipse ANT Runtime tasks list, and can be used within Eclipse or separately outside of eclipse. This was made possible through a code contribution from Lars Vogel.

Variable Content Assist

    When editing an XSL file, content assist is available for all previously defined variables. A variable is considered to be either a xsl:variable or xsl:param defined value. Content assist is only available for those variables that are within the scope of the current template or stylesheet.

XPath Content Assist

    Content assist for XPath functions is available for any xsl statement that has a "match", "test", or "select" attribute. This provides a list of available xpath and xsl functions to be used with these attributes.

AXIS Content Assist

    AXIS content assistance is available for the same areas as XPath content assistance. This includes any xsl element that contains a "match", "test", or "select" attribute.

XPath Templates

    The XPath Templates preference page allows the user to customize the available XPath statements available in content assist. There are options to add EXSLT, CUSTOM, XPATH 1.0, and XPATH 2.0 functions to be included. Adopters may add to this list via the standard template extension points.

Stylesheet Validation

    Basic validation has been implemented for:
    • Checking included files exist
    • Circular references in includes/imports
    • Template conflicts (via included and imports)
    • Called templates
    • XPath syntax

    Included files and called templates are now clickable - simply hold down the Ctrl key and hover over the file or called template and click to take you to the linked file.

XSL Content-Type Icons

    With the addition of 3.4M6 decorators, XSL content-type files can have their own icon and editor, all while still leveraging and reusing the XML Editor within WTP. This allows for easier identification of what type of functionality will be available when editing an XSL file. Prior to this change all XSL files received the standard XML icon.

XSL Documentation

    XSL Tooling now has some user documentation. Topics cover Editing, Debugging, Launching, and Preferences. All documentation is generated from Docbook files and leverage the new xinclude Ant task.

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