Special Edition Using XSLT

Special Edition Using XSLT Author Michael Floyd
ISBN-10 0789725053
Release 2002-01
Pages 467
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The only book a developer needs with practical examples of using XSLT to transform XML data for Web display and e-commerce. Special Edition Using XSLT quickly demonstrates the key concepts of transforming XML and offers practical implementation advice. Provides real-world examples for developers who are learning--many competing titles are for advanced developers only. Also covers the use of XSLT with Java and JSP--most competing titles do not offer this practical advice. A next natural step for readers of the bestselling XML by Example who need an in-depth guide to XSLT. Special Edition Using XSLT starts with an overview explaining how XSLT fits into the bigger picture of the Extensible Stylesheet Language, and the differences between XSLT and XSL-FO. It then demonstrates practical examples of XSL transformations from XML to a variety of other useful formats including HTML, PDF, SVG and others. Later chapters discuss developer techniques for implementing XSLT within dynamic web environments including ASP and JSP. The author also covers debugging techniques and how XSLT relates to .NET. The book finishes with a useful reference section including detailed coverage of XSLT, XPath and XSL-FO. Lead author Michael Floyd is a veteran author, editor and XML developer who has been involved with XSLT since its inception. He provides XML training through BeyondHTML.com, and edits the XML.org newsletter. He's chaired numerous conferences and tracks including the GCA's XML 2000. He was Executive Editor of Dr. Dobb's Journal for seven years, and also served as Web Techniques first Editor-in-Chief. His XML column subsequently ran in the publication for more than three years. Previously, Michael wrote the first XML book for Web developers, "Building Web Sites with XML," published by Prentice-Hall in 1999.



XSLT

XSLT Author Doug Tidwell
ISBN-10 9780596527211
Release 2008-03-15
Pages 965
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There's been great anticipation surrounding the release of XSLT 2.0, the new language specification that's critical for converting XML documents into other formats, such as HTML code or a PDF file. The XSLT 2.0 specification is approaching completion at long last, but unfortunately, version 2.0's delays and complexity have forced developers to rely on the XSLT 1.0 standard longer than they anticipated. Both specifications will be in use during what is likely to be a long transition period. The second edition of XSLT incorporates new material for XSLT 2.0 and expounds on the lessons learned over the last six years of XSLT 1.0 use. Whether you're looking for the latest and greatest in XSLT 1.0 techniques, or is moving on to XSLT 2.0, this new edition of XSLT will address your needs. The book includes plenty of practical, real-world examples to show you how to apply XSLT stylesheets to XML data using either version. 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 2.0's many dependencies, notably XML Schema and XPath 2.0.



Learning XSLT

Learning XSLT Author Michael Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 9781449365653
Release 2003-11-14
Pages 370
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XSLT is a powerful language for transforming XML documents into something else. That something else can be an HTML document, another XML document, a Portable Document Format (PDF) file, a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file, a Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) file, Java code, or a number of other things. You write an XSLT stylesheet to define the rules for transforming an XML document, and the XSLT processor does the work.As useful as XSLT is, its peculiar characteristics make it a difficult language in which to get started. In fact, newcomers are often a little dazed on first contact. Learning XSLT offers a hands-on introduction to help them get up to speed with XSLT quickly. The book will help web developers and designers understand this powerful but often mystifying template-driven and functional-styled language, getting them over the many differences between XSLT and the more conventional programming languages.Learning XSLT moves smoothly from the simple to complex, illustrating all aspects of XSLT 1.0 through step-by-step examples that you'll practice as you work through the book. Thorough in its coverage of the language, the book makes few assumptions about what you may already know. You'll learn about XSLT's template-based syntax, how XSLT templates work with each other, and gain an understanding of XSLT variables. Learning XSLT also explains how the XML Path Language (XPath) is used by XSLT and provides a glimpse of what the future holds for XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0.The ability to transform one XML vocabulary to another is fundamental to exploiting the power of XML. Learning XSLT is a carefully paced, example-rich introduction to XSLT that will have you understanding and using XSLT on your own in no time.



Java and XSLT

Java and XSLT Author Eric Burke
ISBN-10 0596001436
Release 2001
Pages 510
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A guide for Java programmers explains how to use XSLT's ability to provide platform-independent data to build Web-based applications incorporating transformations as well as interactive Web site and wireless services.



XSLT For Dummies

XSLT For Dummies Author Richard Wagner
ISBN-10 9781118085394
Release 2011-05-04
Pages 360
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Restructuring information in an XML document so that it works in other formats used to be a time-consuming ordeal involving lots of blood, sweat, and tears. Now XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) makes the process nearly instantaneous. Just provide an example of the kind of information you’d like to see, and XSLT does the rest. With XSLT you can effortlessly transform XML documents into virtually any kind of output, including other XML documents and HTML pages. But mastering XSLT can be tricky, especially if you’ve never worked with XML or HTML; and most books on the subject are written for people who have. Here comes XSLT For Dummies to the rescue! XSLT For Dummies is your ticket to quickly mastering XSLT—no matter what your prior programming experience. Writing in easygoing, plain English, XML pro Richard Wagner provides expert advice, step-by-step guidance, and tons of crystal-clear examples to help you harness the power of XSLT to transform documen ts. In no time you’ll: Understand how XSLT works with XSL and XPath Experiment with templates, stylesheets, and expressions Perform HTML transformations Master XPath data types and functions Combine XSLT stylesheets Explore cool XSLT programming tricks XSLT For Dummies works from the ground up, starting with a practical introduction of the “X-Team”—XML, XSL, XSLT, and X-Path—and instructions on how to write a XSLT stylesheet. From there it quickly moves onward and upward through the whole range of important XSLT topics, including: Transforming with stylesheets Understanding and using template rules Using XPath to locate nodes in XML documents Combining XSLT stylesheets and adding processing instructions Debugging XSLT transformations Ten XSLT processors available online It doesn’t matter whether you’re a babe in the woods who can’t tell a “tag” from an element, or you’re an old pro at creating XML documents, XSLT For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to explore and take full advantage of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.



XSLT

XSLT Author Johan Hjelm
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053106723
Release 2002
Pages 311
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Extensible Style Language Transformation (XSLT) is the language used in XSL style sheets to transform XML documents into other XML documents. XSLT represents a major breakthrough for digital content, providing a new way of translating Web content from XML into the various standards populating the wired and wireless world such as HTML, XHTML, WML, and others.Written by the leading architects of the XSLT transformation technology responsible for the standardization efforts for the W3C technologies, this book introduces Web developers and content designers to what is widely expected to replace Perl as a Web translator. Readers will find expert guidance on how to create the transformation sheets that guide the process of translation, how to optimize content for the most frequent formats through the use of transformation hints, as well as how to install and use the necessary software.



XSLT Cookbook

XSLT Cookbook Author Sal Mangano
ISBN-10 9780596009748
Release 2006
Pages 751
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Presents a collection of detailed code recipes that breaks down everyday XSLT problems into manageable chunks. This work enables you learn how to transform XML documents into PDF files, SVG files, and HTML documents.



Mastering XSLT

Mastering XSLT Author Chuck White
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016500222
Release 2002-07-11
Pages 905
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Experienced XML developers who want comprehensive coverage of XSLT will find it here, as will document design professionals who need to convert XML to HTML for Web pages.



XSLT 1 0 Pocket Reference

XSLT 1 0 Pocket Reference Author Evan Lenz
ISBN-10 9780596100087
Release 2005
Pages 172
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XSLT is an essential tool for converting XML into other kinds of documents: HTML, PDF file, and many others. It's a critical technology for XML-based platforms such as Microsoft .NET, Sun Microsystems' Sun One, as well as for most web browsers and authoring tools. As useful as XSLT is, however, most people have a difficult time getting used to its peculiar characteristics. The ability to use advanced techniques depends on a clear and exact understanding of how XSLT templates work and interact. The XSLT 1.0 Pocket Reference from O'Reilly wants to make sure you achieve that level of understanding. With its concise approach, this handy pocket guide quickly gets you up to speed on XSLT 1.0 so you can covert XML like a seasoned pro. In addition to covering the basics of stylesheet structure, it also explains how to: use template rules create a result tree apply conditional processing transform multiple source documents employ number formatting Thanks to their convenient, quick-reference format, O'Reilly's Pocket References spare you from having to hunt through larger books for answers. They deliver just what you need to get the job done in a timely fashion. And the XSLT 1.0 Pocket Reference is no different--it's the ideal companion to have at your desk when you need an answer fast.



XSL The Personal Trainer for XSLT XPath and XSL FO

XSL  The Personal Trainer for XSLT  XPath and XSL FO Author William Stanek
ISBN-10 9781627164498
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 296
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Your Personal Trainer for XSL! To learn how to use XSL, you need practical hands-on advice from an expert who understands what it is like to just start out. By working step by step through document structures, template rules, stylesheet transformations, and formatting objects, you can master XSL fundamentals while learning how to transform structured data into any output format needed from HTML to XHTML to program source code. This book is designed for anyone who wants to learn XSL, including those who create or support XML applications and XML-based solutions. Inside, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource. Learning XSL doesn't have to be a frustrating experience, you can use XSL: The Personal Trainer for XSLT, XPath and XSL-FO to learn everything you need to use XSL and related technologies effectively. Look also for XML, DTDs, Schemas: The Personal Trainer.



XSLT 2 0 and XPath 2 0 Programmer s Reference

XSLT 2 0 and XPath 2 0 Programmer s Reference Author Michael Kay
ISBN-10 9781118059470
Release 2011-01-06
Pages 1376
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Combining coverage of both XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0, this book is the definitive reference to the final recommendation status versions of both specifications. The authors start by covering the concepts in XSLT and XPath, and then delve into elements, operators, expressions with syntax, usage, and examples. Some of the specific topics covered include XSLT processing model, stylesheet structure, serialization, extensibility, and many others. In addition to online content that includes error codes, the book also has case studies you'll find applicable to your own challenges.



XSLT 2 0 Web Development

XSLT 2 0 Web Development Author Dmitry Kirsanov
ISBN-10 0131406353
Release 2004
Pages 406
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Teaches you how to build state-of-the-art web sites with XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0. XML developer. This book enables you to explore XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 standards from a web developer's point of view; develop high-performance domain-specific schemas; create and convert source documents for effective XML processing; and more.



Beginning XSLT 2 0

Beginning XSLT 2 0 Author Jeni Tennison
ISBN-10 1430200464
Release 2006-11-02
Pages 824
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* Updated for XSLT 2.0, the latest revision * A clear, step-by-step introduction to XSLT for practical, everyday tasks * Suitable for complete beginners, even people who have never programmed before * Comprehensive, but focuses on techniques that are used time and time again; Uses a fun byut realistic case study throughout * Includes introductions to many of the most popular XML vocabularies Written by one of the leading experts on both XSLT and XML Schema; technical review by Michael Kay, the leading and well-known expert on XSLT.



XSLT

XSLT Author Khun Yee Fung
ISBN-10 0201711036
Release 2001
Pages 441
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A tutorial and reference to Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation explains how to transform XML to HTML, work with the W3C standard, and master XPath expressions.



XSLT and XPath

XSLT and XPath Author James Robert Gardner
ISBN-10 0130404462
Release 2002
Pages 558
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Preface You've heard of XML; your manager wants you to use it in your applications. Now what? You've used HTML, and you know what a tag is; you know that it is somehow related to XML. You may even know what XML is and what it does. What you may not know is that, while XML identifies and adds structure to the content of a document, it does not tell you anything about how to process that content, or how to do anything useful with it beyond storage. This is good news, because this means your content can be used for many different purposes. There are many things you can use to process content once it is marked up using XML. However, we have chosen to talk about the only standard application that allows you to do many different things with it. With XSLT, you can add style to XML, convert it to other XML, or simply chop it up and regenerate it in a different form. XSLT is the power behind the throne of XML. It assures that every level of every piece of XML data is accessible and reusable across platforms and forward in time. It is not an exaggeration to say that XSLT and its companion XPath are the very glue and mortar that hold together and build the endlessly varying applications of markup data for any industry, academy, or individual. XSLT is the fastest cure for the fear of having obsolescence in a data or information architecture design. XSLT is easy to use. In fact, XSLT itself is XML. XSLT "speaks the language," or the syntax, of XML with a powerful vocabulary of programming-like features that are nonetheless easy to use, learn, and understand. XSLT attempts to be a bridge to nonprogrammers, bringing the easily understood syntax of XML together with a powerful scripting mechanism and simple pathing approach to document navigation. It is our belief-and our approach in writing this book-that both the experienced programmer and the newly trained markup technologist can become more comfortable with the potent set of tools for preserving, augmenting, updating, and delivering XML data-whether it's on the Web or your corporation's intranet or B2B. If you are constantly wishing you had just a little more control over your information, this book will deliver that-and much more. In fact, by the end of the first chapter, you will be able to perform basic conversions from XML documents to HTML that will display in any Web browser. Subsequent chapters build upon and enhance that base of knowledge, matching examples with detailed explanations and providing focus upon commonly misunderstood areas. When you read this book, have your computer handy. Take the time to load up one of the XSLT processors and work along as you read. Learning by doing is always best, especially with XSLT and XPath. Chapter 13 will show you how to install the software included on the CD. Each example in the book is found on the CD in the examples directory, organized by chapter. XSLT is rewarding and creative to use. Be prepared to enjoy this learning experience. You will be surprised by how quickly productive use of this technology increases. Why Should You Use XSLT? Browsers display HTML, not general XML tags. You have to do something with the XML once you have it. Can you print with XML? Can you send XML to the Web? Can you browse XML? Yes, but not alone. XSLT lets you convert XML to HTML, other types of XML or just plain text. With a little creativity, and the proper knowledge of XSLT, you can generate practically any form of output from XML. XSLT provides quick, easy solutions to all XML transformation issues. However, the designers of XSLT did not intend for you to use the specification without additional help. "This book, along with the proper tools, is what is required for XML to succeed with the average business application." —Sharon Adler, Co-Chair W3C XSL Working Group The latest version of XSLT (for which this book is written) is 1.0. There are many additional features that are being considered by the W3C XSL committee, and version 2.0 promises to add some of these new features, as well as provide support for XML Schema, XML Query, and others. Who Is This Book For? This book is for anyone who works with electronic data and wants to enable XML transformations without a difficult programming language learning curve. If you are comfortable working with SGML, XML, or even HTML, you will benefit greatly from the common markup syntax. Some people may find XSLT difficult because it is not a procedural programming language. Most programming languages have a very structured, concise syntax. The syntax of XSLT is XML and is designed to be human readable and easily understandable. You must have some knowledge of markup before using XSLT. Some people may find XSLT difficult to use because it does not provide solutions to every transformation situation. For example, you cannot use XSLT to convert text to XML. There are situations when additional processing may be required. However, for most of your day-to-day XML transformations, XSLT is the tool of choice. Organization The book is organized to build a base of knowledge that will be added to chapter by chapter. Basic XSLT concepts and a brief overview of XML are covered in Chapter 1. The remainder of the chapters add functionality as required when creating stylesheets. The more complex the problem, the later it is covered. Chapter 1 provides everything you need to know about XML and XSLT in a nutshell. This chapter gives a good overview with minimum syntax, and can be used by people at any level of markup experience as a review or for general information. Chapter 2 covers stylesheet concepts that are crucial to understanding XSLT, as well as general stylesheet terminology. Chapter 3 adds more concepts, a little more explanation and usage, and an in-depth study of templates to the basics covered in Chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 4 defines and explains XPath expressions and patterns. Chapter 5 covers XPath functions, which are crucial to using most of the elements in XSLT. Chapter 6 walks through the creation of new XML elements and attributes using several different methods. Chapter 7 discusses the use of multiple stylesheets by including and importing them, as well as a discussion on template priority. Chapter 8 shows how to work with variables and parameters. Chapter 9 covers anything that is in some way iterative or conditional, as well as the utilities required to copy XML from the input to the output. Chapter 10 details the options for controlling output types, as well as stripping and preserving whitespace, and generating error messages. Chapter 11 covers XSLT functions and their related elements, including importing external XML documents with the document() function, and using keys with. Chapter 12 discusses extensions, processors, and Java, as well as three "commercial" XSLT processors. Chapter 13 describes three "freeware" processors: Xalan, Saxon, and XT, along with installation instructions and extension implementations. There are three appendices that cover a variety of topics and case studies, as well as contributed material. Versions This book is written according to XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0, XML Path Language (XPath) Version 1.0, and Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0. Additional reference material came from Namespaces in XML REC-xml-names-19990114. The version of James Clarks' XT used for the tests in this book is 19991105. The version of Michael Kay's Saxon used is 6.2.2.



XSLT 2 0 Programmer s Reference

XSLT 2 0 Programmer s Reference Author Michael Kay
ISBN-10 0764569090
Release 2004-08-20
Pages 960
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What is this book about? XSLT 2.0 Programmer's Reference, 3rd Edition, is the authoritative reference guide to the language. Without using the formal and inaccessible language of the W3C specifications, it tells you exactly what every construct in the language does, and how it is intended to be used. This book is a reference rather than a tutorial; it is designed for the professional programmer who is using the language every day. It is the book that people quote when they claim that a particular product is giving the wrong answer, and the book that implementers of the language turn to when they want clarification of the specifications. At the same time, the book is readable. Reviews of the previous editions of the XSLT Programmer’s Reference, which this book grew from, show that readers appreciate the background material on the design thinking behind the language, the essay on functional programming, the occasional dry wit, the gentle criticism of the language specification when appropriate, and the fact that the examples stray into a diverse range of interesting application areas.



Beginning XSLT and XPath

Beginning XSLT and XPath Author Ian Williams
ISBN-10 0470567465
Release 2009-08-27
Pages 360
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Provides the basic education in the XSLT processing model that developers have requested The growth of XML content management applications is boosting the demand for XSLT and XPath skills. This beginning Wrox book provides a firm foundation in the XSLT processing model, giving developers an important skillset. If, like many developers, you've had trouble grasping the XSLT processing model, you'll appreciate how this book focuses specifically on what you need to know. XSLT examples address the often-requested processing steps for typical XML document and data vocabularies. You will see exactly how XSLT relies on XPath, and how the processing model differs from most programming languages. A case study demonstrates how to build a static Web site using XSLT 2.0 elements and XPath 2.0 functions. Explains XSLT and XPath, covering both version 1.0 and 2.0 Covers using templates, control and branching, variable and parameters, sorting and grouping, and using modular stylesheets Also examines strings, dates, and numbers; working with multiple documents and text; generating identifiers; and testing and documentation All topics contain incremental code examples Addresses the much-requested processing steps for typical XML document and data vocabularies, including how the processing model differs from most programming languages Beginning XSLT and XPath: Transforming XML Documents and Data is the essential guide you need to thoroughly understand the important XSLT processing model. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.