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Beginning XSLT 2.0: From Novice to Professional (Novice to Professional)by Jeni Tennison
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This followup to Jeni Tennison 's Beginning XSLT has been updated to accomodate the revised XSLT standard. Part one of this book introduces XML and XSLT at a comfortable pace, and gradually demonstrates techniques for generating HTML (plus other formats), from XML. In part two, Tennison applies theory to real-life XSLT capabilities?including generating graphics.
Each chapter includes step-by-step examples (with code available online), plus review questions at the end, to help you grasp the discussed features. In fact, all of the examples and exercises revolve around an interesting common theme: making TV listings available online. This book lives up to its name, and will definitely take you from a novice to a professional, in no time
This is arevision of Tennison's "Beginning XSLT," updated for the new revision of the XSLT standard. The author introduces XML and XSLT bit-by-bit, gradually demonstrating the techniques that are required to generate HTML (and other formats) from XML.
Beginning XSLT 2.0: From Novice to Professional introduces XML and XSLT bit-by-bit, gradually demonstrating the techniques that are required to generate HTML (and other formats) from XML. The second part pulls the theory together by looking at what you can do with XSLT, including generating graphics. Each chapter has several step-by-step examples, for which code is available online, and a list of exercise questions at the end that help review the new features described in that chapter. All of the examples and exercises are based around a single case study: making TV listings available online.
Table of Contents
Introducing XML.- Creating HTML from XML.- Templates.- Conditions.- Variables and Parameters.- Manipulating Atomic Values.- Paths and Sequences.- Result Trees.- Sorting and Grouping.- IDs, Keys and Numbering.- Named Templates, Stylesheet Functions and Recursion.- Building XSLT Applications.- Schemas.- Extensions and Backwards Compatibility.- Dynamic XSLT.- Creating SVG.- Interpreting RSS with XSLT.- Appendices: XPath Quick Reference; XSLT Quick Reference; Tools.
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