Things to know before developing MS XML applications.

XML is a method for putting structured data in a text file . Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML)  adhere to the XML 1.0 standard. MSXML can be installed both in replace mode and side by side. For example, starting MSXML4 all the versions are installed side by side. Which means that you system might have…

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How to force System.Xml.Xsl.XslCompiledTransform class to not use self closing tags for empty nodes

In .NET 2.0 framework when you use System.Xml.Xsl.XslCompiledTransform class for transforming a document then we always get self closing tags for all the elements which have nothing inside their body. There is no direct way to ask it to use separate closing tags e.g. <BODY> <TABLE></TABLE> <BR></BR> </BODY> transforms as <BODY> <TABLE/> <BR/> </BODY>  …

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