When XML debuted in 1998, it was quickly embraced as both a practical tool and a strategic technology. XSLT and XPath soon became the preferred high-level languages for manipulating XML content. Now the editor of the XSLT 2.0 specification has written the ultimate reference manual for XSLT 2.0.
Youll gain a complete understanding of the concepts underlying XSLT, whats new in version 2.0, the structure of XSLT stylesheets, their relationship to XML schemas, and more. You will see how the language provides extensibility, and how to use it to create real XSLT applications. Finally, you will learn to use XSLT as a functional programming language to tackle complex computational problems.
What you will learn from this book
- Whats new in XSLT since the previous edition of this bestselling book
- Where XSLT fits into the XML family
- What every construct in the language does, and how to use each one
- How XSLT transforms XML to handle data conversions and data publishing
- How to use XSLT elements, patterns, and functions
- Development methods for specific stylesheets
- How to apply XSLT design patterns to produce selected results
Who this book is for
This book is for professional XML and XSLT programmers and programmers experienced in XML, HTML, and Web architecture who want to learn XSLT.
Wrox Programmers References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.