Wednesday, February 13, 2013

spring and xslt example

This post will describe to work with spring and xslt.

1. open Eclipse and create a dynamic webproject - provide name as  spring-xslt(you can give what ever name you want)

2. After that select the target runtime environment(ex: location of tomcat or Jboss or respective server)

3. open web.xml which already created by eclipse for you, modify as mentioned below.


<web-app id="WebApp_ID" version="2.4" xmlns:xsi="" xmlns="" xsi:schemalocation="">







4. After that create simple-servlet.xml like mentioned below and put inside WEB-INF

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns=""
        xsi:schemaLocation=" " >
  <bean id="viewResolver" class="org.springframework.web.servlet.view.ResourceBundleViewResolver" >
  <property name="order"><value>1</value></property>
  <property name="basename" value="views" />
  <bean id="xsltViewResolver"
  class="org.springframework.web.servlet.view.xslt.XsltViewResolver" >
  <property name="order"><value>2</value></property>
  <property name="viewClass"
  value="org.springframework.web.servlet.view.xslt.XsltView" /> 
  <property name="sourceKey" value="obj" /> 
  <property name="suffix" value=".xsl" />
  <property name="prefix" value="/WEB-INF/xsl/" />
  <bean id="simpleUrlMapping"
  class="org.springframework.web.servlet.handler.SimpleUrlHandlerMapping" >
  <property name="mappings" >
  <bean id="myxsl"
  class="com.siva.HomePageController" />
  <!--<bean id="myxsl"
  class="com.siva.XsltDisplayController" />
5. Now we have to create xslt file under /WEB-INF/xsl/home.xslt and place the below mentioned code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="">
<xsl:output method="html" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<h1>My First Words</h1>
<xsl:template match="word">
<xsl:value-of select="."/><br/>

6. Now Need to create Contoller class by extending AbstractCommandController.
package com.siva;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.ModelAndView;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.AbstractController;
public class HomePageController extends AbstractController{
protected ModelAndView handleRequestInternal(
HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response) throws Exception {

Map map = new HashMap();
List wordList = new ArrayList();


map.put("wordList", wordList);
return new ModelAndView("home", map);

7. Need to create xslt view class to iterate the xslt elements.

package com.siva;

import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.Source;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMSource;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.view.xslt.AbstractXsltView;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Element;
import org.w3c.dom.Text;
public class HomePage extends AbstractXsltView {
protected Source createXsltSource(Map model, String rootName, HttpServletRequest
request, HttpServletResponse response) throws Exception {
Document document = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance().newDocumentBuilder().newDocument();
Element root = document.createElement(rootName);

List words = (List) model.get("wordList");
for (Iterator it = words.iterator(); it.hasNext();) {
String nextWord = (String);
Element wordNode = document.createElement("word");
Text textNode = document.createTextNode(nextWord);
return new DOMSource(root);
8.Create file under WEB-INF/classes/


9.finally create one index.html or jsp to submit the form.

<form action="login.htm" name="login">
Word Id :<input type="text" value="" name="wordId">
Word NAME :<input type="text" value="" name="wordName">
<input type="submit" value="submit">



Above mentioned html/jsp is for to submit the form, if we required fileds need to be eneterd by the user then we have to get that values from command object, and then needs to process.

10. Now Everthing is completed. Once you configured and copied the above code into respective places.
We can exceuting the application and can able to see the results.
11. for this project required jars are..



  1. it looked interesting, but it's not even worth reading with such formatting

  2. seriously, do you expecty anyone to look for all those jars? dependency resolution? does that ring a bell?

  3. May you attached your example?

  4. try to implement this code and it gave me many errors

  5. AbstractXsltView is deprecated.

    Do you have an example that uses XsltView? That Spring suggests.

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