Example: using the xalan libraries to do an XSLT transformation and an XPath query.

The code fragment below can serve as the starting point for the java class you will write for Project 1.
To compile your class, add the following jar files to your CLASSPATH (on e.g. queeg):
/home/subjects/621/local/2005/xalan2/bin/xalan.jar and
(The specific syntax for doing this will depend upon whether you are using bash, tcsh, etc).

In your code, enter your password (to authenticate with the proxy server) using the PasswordField utility as shown below. You will need two utility classes to support this, EraserThread and PasswordField. Put these in the same directory as your java file.

import java.net.*;
import java.io.*;

import javax.xml.transform.*;
import javax.xml.transform.stream.StreamResult;
import javax.xml.transform.stream.StreamSource;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMSource;

import org.apache.xpath.XPathAPI;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;
import org.w3c.dom.traversal.NodeIterator;
import org.xml.sax.InputSource;

 *  Use the TraX interface to perform an xslt transformation using an .xsl stylesheet
public class SimpleTransform
  public static void main(String[] args)  {
      // enter your password using the PasswordField utility class, to mask it.  See above for a link to the source.
      String password = PasswordField.readPassword("Enter password: ");
      //System.out.println("The password entered is: "+password);
      // replace 'your_sub_id'with your own subscription id, and replace the test keywords with the 
      //actual keywords entered from the command line.
      String request = "http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml?Service=AWSECommerceService&SubscriptionId=your_sub_id&Operation=ItemSearch&Keywords=cloud%20atlas&SearchIndex=Books&ResponseGroup=Request,Small&Version=2004-11-10";
    try {
        URL url = new URL(request);
        // note: you will need to authenticate with proxy server before initiating the http request
        // do not make more than one request to amazon per second!
        System.out.println("starting sleep...");
        System.out.println("finishing sleep...");
        URLConnection conn = url.openConnection();
        // parse the response stream, which will be XML
        InputSource in = new InputSource(conn.getInputStream());
        DocumentBuilderFactory dfactory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
        Document doc = dfactory.newDocumentBuilder().parse(in);
        // Use the static TransformerFactory.newInstance() method to instantiate
        // a TransformerFactory. The javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory
        // system property setting determines the actual class to instantiate --
        // org.apache.xalan.transformer.TransformerImpl.
        TransformerFactory tFactory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
        // Use the TransformerFactory to instantiate a Transformer that will work with
        // the stylesheet you specify. This method call also processes the stylesheet
        // into a compiled Templates object.
        // You will need to replace "amazon_search.xsl" with your xsl style sheet.
        // Be sure to read the section in the project description on handling namespaces.
        Transformer transformer = tFactory.newTransformer(new StreamSource("amazon_search.xsl"));
        // Use the Transformer to apply the associated Templates object (your xsl style sheet)
        // to the returned XML document.
        // The result is put in the file "as.html" in the same directory.
        transformer.transform(new DOMSource(doc),
                    new StreamResult(new FileOutputStream("as.html")));
        System.out.println("************* The result is in as.html *************");

        //Now do an xpath selection on the same document object.
        // Be sure to read the section in the project description on handling namespaces.
        String xpath = "<your xpath string here>";
        // Use the simple XPath API to select a nodeIterator.
        System.out.println("Querying DOM using "+xpath);
        NodeIterator nl = XPathAPI.selectNodeIterator(doc, xpath);
        Node n;
        while ((n = nl.nextNode())!= null)  { // for each node found...
            // In this example, we print out the value of the node's first child.
            // The way that you want to access the found node(s) will depend upon your 
            // XPath query and the document.  For example, if your selected node is an element with
            // only text content, the first child of this selected node would be the text node.
            // You can reference the Node API documentation for more information.
            System.out.println("node's first child is: " + n.getFirstChild().getNodeValue());
    catch (Exception e) {