XSLT (XSL Transformations) Introduction

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on XSLT (XSL Transformations). Topics include introduction to XSLT (XSL Transformations); syntax of stylesheet, template, apply-templates elements; including literal texts and XML elements in transformation output; calling a transformation inside another transformation; using default transformation template.

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

Conclusion:

Exercise: Write a template that produces no output.

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

 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 Outdated Tutorials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