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XML Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 13. XSL Transformations and Formatting

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) defines rules that specify how to extract information from an XML document and how to format this information so that it can be viewed. XSL is divided into three parts:

  • XSL Transformations (XSLT) A language for transforming XML documents

  • XML Path (XPath) An expression language used by XSLT to access and refer to parts of a document

  • XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO) An XML vocabulary used by XSLT to describe the formatting of text on a page

The focus of this chapter is XSLT. XSLT will remain the focus of the discussion throughout this part of the book. Chapter 14, continues the XSLT discussion by detailing how to use XPath with XSLT. Chapter 15, delves into many of the ...

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