Welcome to the project page for WebKit's XSLT implementation. XSLT is a W3C standard for defining how to transform source XML into a result document that can be examined using the DOM or displayed as a Web document. Here is a test file that demonstrates client-side XSLT in action.
WebKit uses the excellent libxslt library to do XSL transformations. Bugs in WebKit's XSLT support fall into two categories: either they are bugs in libxslt itself, or they are bugs in WebKit's glue code that interacts with libxslt. The following page at xmlsoft.org has a list of helpful resources and explains the process of bug reporting and getting help for bugs in libxslt. Even if the bug is in libxslt, file a tracking bug in WebKit's XSLT component and paste in a link to the corresponding libxslt bug. That way we can track the issue and know that an update to the version of libxslt on the system may be necessary.
WebKit's implementation of XSLT can be found in the WebCore framework in the khtml/xsl subdirectory. There are two classes of interest, XSLStyleSheetImpl and XSLTProcessorImpl. The style sheet class shares a common base with CSS style sheets, and exists as an object-oriented expression of the stylesheets that WebKit encounters when it parses the source XML file. The processor wraps the code that actually performs the transformation. It takes the stylesheets and source XML and produces result text that is then fed back into WebKit for parsing as HTML, XML or plain text.
Below is a sampling of interesting open issues with WebKit's XSLT support. If you wish to sign up for any of these tasks, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment in the appropriate bug.
- XSL transformations block the user interface