XSLT Cookbook
Solutions and Examples for XML and XSLT Developers
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: December 2002
Pages: 672

Critical for converting XML documents, and extremely versatile, the XSLT language nevertheless has complexities that can be daunting. The XSLT Cookbook is a collection of hundreds of solutions to problems that Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) developers regularly face. The recipes range from simple string-manipulation and mathematical processing to more complex topics like extending XSLT, testing and debugging XSLT stylesheets, and graphics creation with SVG. Recipes can be run directly or tweaked to fit your particular application's needs more precisely.

Each recipe walks through a problem and a solution, with explanations of the choices made and techniques used in creating that solution, and many recipes include alternate solutions and explore issues like convenience and performance. Topics covered include:

  • String manipulation
  • Mathematical processing
  • Date and time handling
  • Interactions between calendar systems
  • Selecting content in source documents
  • Efficient tree-manipulation
  • Conversions from XML to plain text
  • Tweaking XML documents with stylesheets
  • Using XSLT to query XML documents
  • Generating HTML with XSLT
  • Creating charts and graphs with SVG and XSLT
  • Generating C and XSLT code using XSLT
  • Processing Visio documents in XSLT
  • Working with XML Topic Maps (XTM)
  • Using XSLT to create SOAP documentation from WSDL
  • Extending XSLT with additional functions
  • Embedding XSLT in other processing
  • Testing and debugging XSLT stylesheets
  • Creating generic XSLT processors which work on many XML vocabularies
The XSLT Cookbook provides an ideal companion both for developers still figuring out XSLT's template-based approach who want to learn by example, and for developers who know XSLT and want a collection of quickly reusable recipes. XSLT frequently offers a number of ways to perform a transformation, and the best solution may not always be the most straightforward. The recipes in this Cookbook demonstrate and explain XSLT's template-based logic, a frequent stumbling block for developers new to XSLT. Among the variety of XSLT books now available, none has the explicit solution-oriented approach of this Cookbook.
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You need only two book on XSLT, one that teaches You the fundamentals and the concepts and this one. This book is a must have.

Uwe Wittig

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I found this book to be very useful because the author provides solutions to fairly common XSLT computing tasks. The solutions provided aren't usually the most obvious, but certaily appear to be the best (most accurate and fastest).

I have minimal exposure to XML and a fair amount of programming experience. I highly recommend this book to anyone with the same background who wants to get up to speed quickly on XSLT. I particularly appreciated the author's no-nonsense presentation of the problems and the solutions. I consider myself lucky that I picked this book up off the shelf when so many others are available.

Thank you Mr. Mangano!

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IMHO the XSLT Cookbook is a must-have for anyone seriously interested in understanding the power of XSL-Transformations. With a well-designed separation of concerns into different chapters, clearly written examples, and no fluff commentary, this book lets the reader either look for practical solutions to real-world problems or just browse to learn more about the power of XSLT.

I am highly recommending this book to those of my students who want to go beyond the basics with XSLT. Sal Mangano has done a dynamite job on this book. IMHO this book is sure to become a classic.

Prof. Jeff Sonstein

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Rochester Institute of Technology

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Comments about O'Reilly Media XSLT Cookbook:

IMHO the XSLT Cookbook is a must-haveM/i> for anyone seriously interested in understanding the power of XSL-Transformations. With a well-designed separation of concerns into different chapters, clearly written examples, and no fluff commentary, this book lets the reader either look for practical solutions to real-world problems or just browse to learn more about the power of XSLT.

I am highly recommending this book to those of my students who want to go beyond the basics with XSLT. Sal Mangano has done a dynamite job on this book. IMHO this book is sure to become a classic.

Prof. Jeff Sonstein

Department of Information Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

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