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Overview

The definitive guide to XSLT and XPath—written by one of the world's leading authorities.

  • Authoritative: By one of the world's leading XSLT/XPath experts
  • Complete: Covers every key facet of the XSLT/XPath W3C specifications
  • Proven: Based on training materials used by leading corporations
  • Practical: Hundreds of examples analyzed
  • Concise: Bullet-point, bite-size presentation helps you master XSLT/XPath fast!

Whatever your XML applications—e-business, application integration, Web- and paper-based publishing, or content management—you need to master XSLT and XPath, today's key tools for transforming information into new and varied structured vocabularies and output formats. Definitive XSLT & XPath delivers concise, authoritative coverage of every key facet of these W3C recommendations.

Nobody has taught more about XSLT and XPath than G. Ken Holman—chair of OASIS's XSLT/XPath Conformance Technical Subcommittee and long-time leader in the XML community. In this book, Holman draws upon live training materials to help you master the XSLT and XPath standards—fast—just as he's done for thousands of developers.

  • Getting started with XSL transformations and the XML Path language: capabilities, concepts, and key techniques
  • An in-depth introduction to the XPath data model
  • Mastering XSLT's processing model and transformation environment
  • Practical techniques for XSLT stylesheet management and process control
  • Advanced techniques: XPath and XSLT expressions, sorting, grouping, and more
  • XML-to-HTML transformation, basic XML-to-XSL formatting concepts, questions to ask XSLT/XPath tool vendors

When you're ready to get results, go straight to the source: G. Ken Holman's Definitive XSLT & XPath.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xv
Acknowledgements xix
Chapter 1 XSLT and XPath in context 1
1.1 The XML family of Recommendations 5
1.1.1 Extensible Markup Language (XML) 5
1.1.2 XML Path Language (XPath) 12
1.1.3 Styling structured information 15
1.1.4 Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 17
1.1.5 Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) 20
1.1.6 Namespaces 33
1.1.7 Stylesheet association 38
1.2 Transformation data flows 41
1.2.1 Transformation from XML to XML 41
1.2.2 Transformation from XML to XSL formatting semantics 42
1.2.3 Transformation from XML to non-XML 43
1.2.4 XSLT as an application front-end 49
1.2.5 Three-tiered architectures 50
Chapter 2 Getting started with XSLT and XPath 53
2.1 Stylesheet examples 55
2.1.1 Some simple examples 56
2.2 Syntax basics--stylesheets, templates, instructions 60
2.2.1 Stylesheet requirements 60
2.2.2 Instructions and literal result elements 61
2.2.3 Templates and template rules 63
2.2.4 Simplified stylesheets 65
2.2.5 Composite stylesheets 66
2.2.6 Approaches to stylesheet design 67
2.3 More stylesheet examples 70
2.3.1 Processing XML data with multiple XSLT stylesheets 70
Chapter 3 XPath data model 77
3.1 XPath data model components 83
3.1.1 The file abstractions 83
3.1.2 Comment node and processing instruction node 83
3.1.3 Element node 84
3.1.4 Namespace node 85
3.1.5 Attribute node 86
3.1.6 Text node 88
3.1.7 Whitespace-only text nodes 89
3.1.8 Root node 91
3.1.9 Summary of XPath data model nodes 91
3.1.10 Depiction of a complete node tree 93
3.2 XPath expressions and patterns 97
3.2.1 Expressions 97
3.2.2 Location path expression evaluation context 99
3.2.3 Location path expression structure 100
3.2.4 Example node-set and pattern expressions 107
3.2.5 Location path expression evaluation summary 110
3.2.6 Processing of node-sets from reverse axes 111
Chapter 4 XSLT processing model 113
4.1 XSLT processing model 118
4.1.1 Example transformation requirement 118
4.1.2 Approaches to transformation 121
4.1.3 Calculating result text 122
4.1.4 Iterative template instantiation 126
4.1.5 Template rules 127
4.1.6 Modes 129
4.1.7 Empty templates 130
4.1.8 Built-in template rules 131
4.1.9 Template rule conflict resolution 132
4.1.10 Processing model summary 135
4.1.11 Parallelism 136
4.1.12 Suggested stylesheet development approach 136
4.2 Sample XSLT stylesheets 137
4.2.1 Card sample stylesheets 137
Chapter 5 The XSLT transformation environment 139
5.1 Stylesheet basics 142
5.1.1 The stylesheet document/container element 142
5.1.2 Documenting stylesheets 145
5.1.3 Namespace protection 146
5.2 Communicating with the XSLT processor 148
5.2.1 Serializing the result tree 148
5.2.2 Illustration of output methods 150
5.2.3 Communicating with the outside environment 152
5.2.4 Uncontrolled processes 154
Chapter 6 XSLT stylesheet management 155
6.1 Modularizing the logical structure of stylesheets 160
6.1.1 Internal general entities 160
6.1.2 Variables and parameters 163
6.1.3 Named templates 169
6.1.4 Explicit loop repetition 173
6.2 Modularizing the physical structure of stylesheets 174
6.2.1 External parsed general entities 174
6.2.2 Included files 175
6.2.3 Imported files 176
6.2.4 Extension mechanisms 178
Chapter 7 XSLT process control and result tree instructions 181
7.1 Conditional control instructions 185
7.1.1 "If--Then" conditionality 185
7.1.2 "If--Else If--Else" conditionality 186
7.1.3 Conditional variable assignment 187
7.1.4 Node type testing 188
7.2 Numbering instructions 189
7.2.1 Source tree numbering 189
7.2.2 Representing numbers in the result tree 196
7.3 Result tree node instantiation 198
7.3.1 Building result tree nodes with instructions 198
7.3.2 Building result tree nodes with literal result elements 203
7.3.3 Copying source tree nodes to the result tree 204
7.3.4 Escaping text placed in the result tree 208
Chapter 8 XPath and XSLT expressions and advanced techniques 215
8.1 Expression functions 219
8.1.1 Calculating values using number, string and boolean expression functions 219
8.1.2 Calculating values using number functions 220
8.1.3 Calculating values using string functions 222
8.1.4 Decimal formatting 224
8.1.5 Calculating values using boolean functions 228
8.1.6 Calculating values using node-set-related expression functions 231
8.1.7 Node-set intersection and difference 234
8.1.8 String variables in location steps 236
8.2 Content and document referencing techniques 237
8.2.1 Element referencing with XML identifiers 237
8.2.2 Content referencing with XSLT keys 238
8.2.3 Current node referencing 242
8.2.4 Unparsed entity referencing in XSLT 244
8.2.5 Document referencing in XSLT 245
8.3 Traversing the source tree 250
8.3.1 Inferring structure when there is none 250
8.3.2 Templates as pseudo-subroutines 252
8.3.3 Passing variables to pseudo-subroutines 255
Chapter 9 Sorting and grouping 259
9.1 Sorting source nodes to make result nodes 262
9.1.1 The sort instruction 262
9.2 Grouping constructs found in the source node tree 266
9.2.1 Grouping and uniqueness using axes 266
9.2.2 Grouping and uniqueness using keys 270
9.2.3 Grouping and uniqueness within sub-trees using keys 272
9.3 Other uses of sorting 277
9.3.1 Finding the minimum and maximum values 277
Appendix A XML to HTML transformation 279
A.1 The W3C web presentation standards context 282
A.1.1 Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 282
A.1.2 Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) 283
A.1.3 Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) 284
A.1.4 Browser screen painting 285
A.2 Well-formed HTML 286
A.2.1 What makes well-formed and valid HTML? 286
A.3 HTML markup generation techniques 287
A.3.1 Image elements 287
A.3.2 HTML meta-data 289
A.3.3 Anchor elements 290
Appendix B XSL formatting semantics introduction 295
B.1 Formatting model 301
B.1.1 Summary of formatting model components 301
B.2 Formatting objects 304
B.2.1 Formatting object vocabulary 304
B.3 Example stylesheet with formatting constructs 305
B.3.1 Example stylesheet with formatting constructs 305
Appendix C Instruction, function, and grammar summaries 309
C.1 Vocabulary and functions 311
C.1.1 XSLT instruction element summary 311
C.1.2 XPath and XSLT function summary 314
C.2 Grammars 317
C.2.1 XPath grammar productions 317
C.2.2 XSLT grammar productions 321
Appendix D Sample tool information 323
D.1 James Clark's XT 328
D.1.1 XT differences from W3C XSLT/XPath Recommendations 328
D.1.2 Extension element: Multiple output documents 329
D.1.3 Extension functions: Node set manipulation 334
D.1.4 Extension functions: Java library access 336
D.1.5 Extension method: Non-XML serialization 339
D.1.6 Character encoding for the serialized result 342
D.1.7 Invoking XT 343
D.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 345
D.2.1 Invoking the Microsoft MSXML processor 345
Appendix E From XML to press: An XSLT case study 351
E.1 Authoring and Compilation 353
E.2 Transformation and compositing 356
Index 361
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