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Sams Teach Yourself XSLT in 21 Days by Michiel van Otegem

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WEEK 1 DAY 10 Understanding Data Types

In the preceding lessons, you learned a great deal about selecting and manipulating elements and attributes of data. You learned how to select, display, and add data and also how to get certain information regarding the document as a whole or part thereof. The data values of elements and attributes themselves were ignored in the sense that what was in them was of no consequence. The values were just sent to the output. Whether the data represented text, dates, prices, or some other type of value wasn’t important. What a value represents might be very important, however. A date, for instance, may need to be displayed differently for different countries.

Today’s lesson covers the data in elements and attributes ...

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