Beginning XSLT 2.0: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

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This followup to Jeni Tennison's Beginning XSLT has been updated to accomodate the revised XSLT standard. Part one of this book introduces XML and XSLT at a comfortable pace, and gradually demonstrates techniques for generating HTML (plus other formats), from XML. In part two, Tennison applies theory to real-life XSLT capabilities—including generating graphics.

Each chapter includes step-by-step examples (with code available online), plus review questions at the end, to help you grasp the discussed features. In fact, all of the examples and exercises revolve around an interesting common theme: making TV listings available online. This book lives up to its name, and will definitely take you from a novice to a professional, in no time!

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Whether you’re just starting out with XSLT and XPath, or you’re moving up to the 2.0 standards, Beginning XSLT 2.0 covers everything you need to know to solve virtually any transformation problem.

Jeni Tennison, an invited expert on the W3C’s XSL working group, knows the standards backward and forward. As befits a book subtitled From Novice to Professional, though, she begins with the absolute basics -- assuming you know some HTML and CSS, but little more.

Using plenty of sample code and output, she walks through all facets of XSLT 2.0: templates, conditional processing, manipulating atomic values, variables, paths, sequences, result trees, sorting, grouping, and more. You’ll find practical guidance on constructing applications; handling backwards compatibility; using dynamic transformations; even interpreting RSS with XSLT. Handy quick-reference appendices make the book a true “single source” for any developer. Bill Camarda, from the October 2005 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590593240
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: From Novice to Professional Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 824
  • Sales rank: 1,097,770
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeni Tennison is an independent consultant specializing in XSLT and XML Schema development. She trained as a knowledge engineer, gaining a Ph.D. in collaborative ontology development, and has since become a consultant working in a variety of areas including publishing, water monitoring, and financial services. She is the author of XPath on the Edge and Beginning XSLT and is one of the founders of the EXSLT initiative to standardize extensions to XSLT and XPath. She is an invited expert on the W3C XSL Working Group, and she was voted ActiveState Activator's Choice XSLT Programmer of the Year in 2002. She spends much of her spare time answering people's queries on the XSL-List and xmlschema-dev mailing lists.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introducing XML 1
Ch. 2 Creating HTML from XML 47
Ch. 3 Templates 85
Ch. 4 Conditions 137
Ch. 5 Manipulating atomic values 181
Ch. 6 Variables and parameters 233
Ch. 7 Paths and sequences 275
Ch. 8 Result trees 343
Ch. 9 Sorting and grouping 399
Ch. 10 IDs, keys, and numbering 429
Ch. 11 Named templates, stylesheet functions, and recursion 473
Ch. 12 Building XSLT applications 499
Ch. 13 Schemas 525
Ch. 14 Backwards compatibility and extensions 557
Ch. 15 Dynamic XSLT 587
Ch. 16 Creating SVG 625
Ch. 17 Interpreting RSS with XSLT 669
App. A XPath quick reference 697
App. B XSLT quick reference 747
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