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Chapter 2: Creating and Using Stylesheets
The series of excerpts below are from Chapter 2 of the New Riders Publication
A companion title to Inside XML, Inside XSLT covers XML to HTML, XML to Music, XML with Java, style sheet creation and usage, nodes and attributes, sorting data, creating Xpath expressions, and much more.
In chapter 1, we got started with XSLT in overview. In this chapter, we're going to start working with it in detail. We're going to see how to think of documents in XSLT terms, how to structure an XSLT stylesheet, and how to embed stylesheets in documents. This chapter gives an introduction to how to create stylesheet templates, which are the very heart of XSLT stylesheets. Templates implement the actual rules you want to apply to your data, and we'll work with templates in more depth in the next chapter.
This chapter begins our systematic work with stylesheets, and without question, the place to start is to see what an XML document looks like from a stylesheet's point of view.
- Trees and Nodes
- Working with XSLT Elements
- Accessing Node Values / XML Base Support
- Choosing Output Methods
- Simplified Stylesheets, Embedded Stylesheets;
Using Internet Explorer to Transform XML Documents
Created: September 12, 2001
Revised: October 16, 2001