You'll get a thorough understanding of XSLT and XPath and their relationship to other web standards, along with recommendations for a honed toolkit in an open platform-neutral, standards-based environment. Author Doug Tidwell starts with the basics: simple stylesheets and methods for setting up transformation engines.
Then he works through examples that develop your understanding of the many parts of XSLT, particularly XSLT's template-based approach to transformations. This new edition has been updated to explain XSLT 2. Doug Tidwell is a senior programmer at IBM. He has more than a sixth of a century of programming experience, and has been working with markup languages for more than a decade. His job as a Cyber Evangelist is to look busy and to help people use new technologies to solve problems.
A secondary goal of the XSLT 1. This document provides the requirements that will achieve these goals. The working group has decided to limit the scope of XSLT 1. This is therefore the last call for comments on this Working Draft. An XSL stylesheet specifies the presentation of a class of XML documents by describing how an instance of the class is transformed into an XML document that uses the formatting vocabulary.
There are two aspects of this presentation process: first, constructing a result tree from the XML source tree and second, interpreting the result tree to produce formatted results suitable for presentation on a display, on paper, in speech, or onto other media. Abstract: "XSL is a language for expressing stylesheets.