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XSLT is a simple tool for doing simple things -- changing the structure of XML documents, renaming elements and attributes, fragmenting one XML document into several. But these "simple" capabilities give you remarkable power. Suddenly, you can translate content for a wide variety of applications and environments, including wireless devices. And you're no longer required to compromise the ways you create or organize information in order to control how that information is displayed. If you're working with XML, XSLT is your next "need-to-know" technology -- and XSLT Professional Developer's Guide is the place to learn it.
Written by Johan Hjelm and Peter Stark, leaders of the W3C XSLT standardization effort, this book starts with XSLT's rationale, then gives you a feel for XSLT by walking you through a simple translation. You'll gradually build your XSLT programming skills, starting with simple techniques like if and choose; move on to attributes, variables, sorting, counting, and comparing strings, and result tree fragments. Once you've nailed the basics, it's on to more advanced techniques -- such as calling templates and using XSLT extensions. You'll find expert coverage of XSLT's relationship with databases and DOM, styling for mobile presentation, and a whole lot more. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer 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.