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From n...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r535137 - /jakarta/poi/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/hssf/how-to.xml
Date Fri, 04 May 2007 09:25:07 GMT
Author: nick
Date: Fri May  4 02:25:06 2007
New Revision: 535137

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&rev=535137
Add a note about using Cocoon to do XML -> XLS, since people have been asking me about


Modified: jakarta/poi/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/hssf/how-to.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/jakarta/poi/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/hssf/how-to.xml?view=diff&rev=535137&r1=535136&r2=535137
--- jakarta/poi/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/hssf/how-to.xml (original)
+++ jakarta/poi/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/hssf/how-to.xml Fri May  4 02:25:06
@@ -408,6 +408,14 @@
 the classes in org.apache.poi.hssf.model.*. You should read the
 documentation for the POIFS libraries as well.</p>
+                <section><title>Generating XLS from XML</title>
+<p>If you wish to generate an XLS file from some XML, it is possible to
+write your own XML processing code, then use the User API to write out 
+the document.</p>
+<p>The other option is to use <link href="http://cocoon.apache.org/">Cocoon</link>.
+In Cocoon, there is the <link href="http://cocoon.apache.org/2.1/userdocs/xls-serializer.html">HSSF
+which takes in XML (in the gnumeric format), and outputs an XLS file for you.</p>
+     </section>
                 <section><title>HSSF Class/Test Application</title>
 <p>The HSSF application is nothing more than a test for the high

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