What Is XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language)?

This section describes XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language), which consists of 3 languages: XSLT (XSL Transformation), XPath (XML Path), and XSL-FO (XSL Formatting Objects) for defining XML document transformation and presentation.

What Is XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language)? XSL is a set of languages for defining XML document transformation and presentation with 3 parts:

Here is the process of using XSLT and XPath together to perform an XML document generic transformation:

Here is how to add XSL-FO to the process to transform an original XML document to a special XML document formatted for paper presentation, or printing:

Main features of XSL:

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of XML (eXtensible Markup Language)

 XML File Syntax

 XML File Browsers

 DOM (Document Object Model) Programming Interface

 SAX (Simple API for XML) Programming Interface

 DTD (Document Type Definition) Introduction

 Syntaxes of DTD Statements

 Validating an XML Document against the Specified DTD Document Type

 XSD (XML Schema Definition) Introduction

 Syntaxes of XSD Statements

 Validating XML Documents Against Specified XML Schemas

XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) Introduction

What Is XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language)?

 "Hello world!" Example of XSLT

 XSLT (XSL Transformations) Introduction

 Java Implementation of XSLT

 XPath (XML Path) Language

 XSLT Elements as Programming Statements

 Control and Generate XML Element in the Result

 XML Notepad - XML Editor

 XML Tools Plugin for Notepad++

 XML 1.1 Changes and Parsing Examples

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version