XML Reader?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chrisd534, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Chrisd534 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I was transferring all my files today from my PC to my Mac and I needed to open an .xml file. Specifically a chat log from MSN Messenger. I realize that I can open it in Safari and Text Editor. But its all scattered around and a huge mess. On PC its all organized and easy to read my recent history with people. Is there any program out there that will help me do this on Mac? Ill attach a picture of what I'm talking about so you guys can maybe get a better understanding and help me out more.

    Thanks, Chris.
     

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  2. Chrisd534 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this program. Not quite what I'm looking for though.

    Actually this is confusing me. I've got all my chat logs in folders that MSN organized them and they open how I'd like them too. They are saved as .html files. But I've got other chat logs that have reached MSN's chat log capacity and had to save them. They saved as .xml files. Is there a way I can convert it to an html file? Below is a picture of how it opens how I would like it to and how it opens as a .xml.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks, Chris.
     

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  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You would need something like XSLT to convert the XML to HTML. You're best off trying to re-save them from MSN as HTML. There's a chance someone has already written a little thing to do the conversion. Might want to search around some.
     
  4. Chrisd534 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would you happen to have a link to XSLT?

    Thanks, Chris.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Here's Wikipedia's write up on it, but it's not a program, it's a language based on XML used to transform XML. So, you can't exactly download it. You'd have to create a XSLT file that transform your XML, or find someone who has already written one.
     

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