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Guru's Guide to SQL Server™ Stored Procedures, XML, and HTML, The by Ken Henderson

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Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT)

In the same way that Cascading Style Sheets are commonly used to transform HTML documents, XSLT transforms XML documents. It can transform XML documents from one document format to another, into other XML dialects, or into completely different file formats such as PostScript, RTF, and TeX.

The best part about XSLT is that it's XML. An XSLT document is a regular XML document. “How can that be?” you ask. “Wouldn't you have issues with circular references?” No. XSLT is just another XML dialect. Modern XML parsers are intelligent enough to know how to use the instructions encoded in an XSLT document (which are just ordinary XML tags and attributes and the like) to transform or provide structure ...

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