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Internet Explorer Tools for Validating XML and Viewing XSLT Output 
Currently, when browsing XML files using Microsoft® Internet Explorer, the XML documents are not validated. In addition, when viewing the source of the document, only the XML is returned and there is no way to view the output from the XSL or XSLT style sheet that may have been used to transform that XML document.

The Internet Explorer tools for validating XML and viewing XSLT output will enable a shell option when viewing XML files to see the processed XSL output. In addition, you can also validate XML against an embedded schema when loading XML via the Internet Explorer MIME viewer. This can be a useful tool when you are trying to debug XSL formatting problems in Internet Explorer or are doing quick schema validation.


Size (bytes): 218,000
Last Updated: 01/15/2001
Supported: yes

The following files enable validation of an XML document browsed in Internet Explorer and the viewing of the XSLT output displayed in the browser:

  • msxmlval.htm
  • msxmlval.inf
  • msxmlvw.htm
  • msxmlvw.inf
By installing these files, entries will be added to the drop-down menu when you right-click on the browser window. These entries will provide the following options:
  • Validate XML
  • View XSL Output
To install:
  1. Navigate to the directory containing the above files.
  2. Right-click on each of the .inf files and select the menu option Install.
The entries should now be added to the appropriate drop-down menu.