Default Transformation Template

This section describes what the default transformation template, which is used by the XSL processor for elements that has no matching template defined in the stylesheet.

Question: How an element will be transformed if there is no template defined to match that element?

So let's modify hello.xsl to:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
   xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
</xsl:stylesheet>

and view hello_xsl.xml in IE, you will get:

Hello world!

It seemed to me that the IE supplied a default transformation template.

Rule: XSL processors use a default transformation template for elements that has no matching template defined in the stylesheet. The behavior of the default template is to copy only the text part of the element's content to the output.

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

XSLT (XSL Transformations) Introduction

 What Is XSLT (XSL Transformations)?

 "stylesheet" - The Stylesheet Declaration Element

 "template" - The Template Declaration Element

 Including Literal XML Elements in Templates

 "apply-templates" - The Child Transformation Call Element

 How the Transformation Process Gets Started?

Default Transformation Template

 XML Element Transformation Chains

 XML Element Transformation Chains - Complex Example

 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 Outdated Tutorials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