Synopses & Reviews
“Ive worked with Dmitry on many projects. He is both a designer (artist) and a developer (programmer), so his book genuinely speaks to both audiences.”
—Charles F. Goldfarb Leverage the incredible power of XSLT 2.0 to create sites that are easy to build, maintain, and extend!
This book teaches you exactly how to build state-of-the-art web sites with XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0. XML developer and web designer Dmitry Kirsanov drills down to real development challenges and specific tools and techniques for solving them.
Youll learn from a hands-on project that gives you insights you just wont find anywhere else. Kirsanov covers the entire project lifecycle: schema creation, validation, transformation, testing, and maintenance… offering outstanding code and markup examples every step of the way.
- Explore new XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 standards from a web developers point of view
- Develop rock-solid, high-performance domain-specific schemas
- Create and convert source documents for effective XML processing
- Set up XSLT transformations to automatically generate HTML, graphics, and other site components
- Build your dynamic web site on the solid foundation of the Cocoon framework
- Use Schematron to validate XML and streamline processing
- Study complete printed and downloadable page sources, stylesheets, and schemas
XSLT 2.0 Web Development is an indispensable resource for…
- Professional web developers
- Project managers who want to streamline site development and maintenance
- Graphic designers who need more flexible ways to present structured information
- Content management specialists using XML documentation/publishing systems
Fully tested and implemented examples are available at authors.phptr.com/kirsanov andwww.kirsanov.com/xsltwd
Covering all stages of an XML Web site project, this practical book describes the entire process of planning, implementing, and maintaining the site as an XML-based information system. Ideal for working Web developers new to XML bug eager to learn and leverage its benefits, this title simplifies XML and XSLT and boils them down to just those elements that are needed.
About the Author
DMITRY KIRSANOV has been writing about Internet technologies since 1994. His virtual design studio, www.kirsanov.com, has served customers from 17 countries. He wrote the WebReference online column “Dmitrys Design Lab,” exploring leading-edge creative and technical issues related to web design. He is a contributor to the best-selling HTML Unleashed, Professional Edition (SAMS).
Table of Contents
1. XML and the Web.
Content, presentation, structure. The two faces of XML. Components of an XML web site. Setting up an XML web site. XML and dynamic sites.
2. Source definition.
The big picture. Practical schematization. The art of source definition.
3. Elements of a web site.
Page documents: top-level structures. Headings. Paragraphs. Text markup. Links. Images and objects. Tables. Forms. Master document. Summary examples.
4. An overview of XSLT.
XSLT history. A Gentle Introduction into 2.0. Taming a functional language. XSLT extensions. Overview of an XSLT stylesheet.
5. The XSLT stylesheet.
Schematron validation setup. Stylesheet: first steps. High-level structures. Low-level structures. Dealing with non-XML objects. Batch processing. Summary examples.
6. XML software.
Authoring XML. Converting other formats into XML. XML utilities. XSLT tools. Build tools.
7. XML on the server.
XSLT processor as servlet. Apache Cocoon.