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xml, xslt, and kioskweb!

I put some more work into my kiosk interface today. I made the keyboard widget highly pluggable, such that you can drop one anywhere on a page. The particular place I wanted to try this first was on the Drink machine login page.

projects/kioskweb/demo/drink.cgi?login

If you do a 'view source' on that page, you'll see that it looks somewhat like html, but there's this little widget tag that you shouldn't recognize. An xslt sheet turns that tag into something more useful - Look in your dom inspector for the actual result. This shows you how I'm somewhat planning on building this web-based kiosk interfacing system.

The end result will be that you can write your pages in psuedo XHTML and drop in fully featured widgets with simple tags like the widget tag. I currently support two forms of input (xml-wise) - those are XHTML with slight modifications and something I came up with that's less html-oriented. An example of this can be seen in this directory: projects/kioskweb/demo/xml

The entire interface is in xml, any html pages you may load are actually static html pages generated from xml. If you want to take a look at my xslt sheet, then click here. Opera 8 does not appear to support doing xslt client-side, so if you are using opera the pages won't render properly if at all.

This project is going to be all over xml/xslt like a donkey on a waffle.