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XSL brings XML to life.
XSL's obvious value is in formatting XML data for display in a browser (effectively, a more sophisticated alternative to Cascading Style Sheets). But XSL's true power lies in its ability to transform XML data into virtually any new structure you can imagine. Another way of putting it: XSL bridges your data store and your browser.
Professional XSL focuses on this transformative power of XSL and XSLT, offering detailed techniques and extensive sample code you can begin using right now. You'll also find a batch of example applications -- including a book catalog application that showcases many of XSL's capabilities.
There's a full chapter on transforming XML data into VoiceXML documents -- enabling users to interact with an application by listening and speaking on the phone rather than reading screens and typing on keyboards. This VoiceXML application is emblematic of one of XSL's key advantages: You can store content in flexible XML-compatible formats on your servers, and deliver that content seamlessly to virtually any device, from browsers to wireless PDAs. It's a lot of power -- and Professional XSL places it at your command. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.