Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a World Wide Web Consortium specification that deals with XML formatting. XSL defines how an XML document should be displayed. XSL to XML is what CSS to HTML. There are two technologies defined in the XSL specification: XSL Formatting Objects and XSL Transformations (XSLT). The latter is the main focus of this chapter as the Struts XSLT result type is intended to support this technology.
The XSLT specification can be downloaded from
XML documents are used for easy data exchange. Unlike proprietary databases where data is stored in proprietary formats that make exchanging data difficult, XML documents are plain text and can ...