XSLT - introduction to the transformation language
by Manuel Montero Pineda
This section shall serve as an introduction to the transformation language XSLT. As already shown in the previous sections, XSLT is essential for the practical work with XSL-FO. The following explanations shall help to introduce XSL-FO and to understand the examples and applications in the text. In order to gain a deeper understanding of XSLT with all its facets, the book "Web-Design mit XML“ ("Web design with XML") by Manfred Knobloch and Matthias Kopp is recommended. This book was also published in the xml.bibliothek series of the publishing company dpunkt-Verlag.
In this chapter, XSLT is used in order to transform XML data into XHTML. This faciliates your start and helps you to better understand the mode of operation of XSLT. Such a transformation is easier to perform and the results can be examined with the help of a browser.
|1.||XSLT processors and tools|
|3.||The output element|
|5.||Access to node values|
|10.||Variables and parameters|
|12.||The solutions to the XSLT exercises|
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