XSLT: Programmers Reference


XSLT Programmers ReferenceWe're pleased to provide chapter one entitled XSLT in Context, of what is widely recognized as the standard reference book on XSLT by Michael Kay. It's written for programmers who want to learn how to use the XSLT language for developing web applications. The book is in four parts: a detailed introduction to the concepts of the language, a reference section giving comprehensive specifications and working examples of every feature, a development guide giving design advice and case studies for the advanced user, and a product reference detailing the features and usage of the latest versions of Microsoft MSXML, Apache Xalan, Oracle XML, Saxon XSLT, the TRAX API and other processors and tools.

XSLT: Programmers Reference covers the following topics:

  • Explains the rationale behind XSLT: what is it for?
  • Describes the XSLT processing model
  • Explores stylesheet design patterns and structure
  • Provides a full reference to the XPath and XSLT languages
  • Demonstrates the use of XSLT with worked examples
  • Describes currently available XSLT processors - updated to reflect recent advances in XSLT parser technology
  • Includes coverage of proposed specification enhancements

As an experienced developer, you need to get the facts on a new technology fast. Without the marketing hype, without the trivial introduction. That's what Wrox Programmer's References deliver. Hard facts on the newest technologies with practical examples of how to apply new tools to your development projects today.

Table of contents

  • Introduction.
  • Chapter 1: XSLT in Context.
  • Chapter 2: The XSLT Processing Model.
  • Chapter 3: Stylesheet Structure.
  • Chapter 4: XSLT Elements.
  • Chapter 5: Expressions.
  • Chapter 6: Patterns.
  • Chapter 7: Functions.
  • Chapter 8: Writing Extension Functions.
  • Chapter 9: Stylesheet Design Patterns.
  • Chapter 10: Worked Examples.
  • Appendix A: Microsoft MSXML3.
  • Appendix B: Oracle.
  • Appendix C: Saxon.
  • Appendix D: Xalan.
  • Appendix E: Other Products.
  • Appendix F: TrAX: The Transformation API for XML.
  • Glossary.
  • Index A – Elements.
  • Index B – Functions.
  • Index C – General.

Author Biography

Michael Kay has spent most of his career as a software designer and systems architect, and has recently moved to Software AG, where he is specializing in XML database and transformation technology. He also represents Software AG on the W3C XSL Working Group. Previously he worked on a number of electronic commerce and publishing projects with ICL, the IT services supplier. His background is in database technology: he has worked on the design of network, relational, and object-oriented database software products as well as a text search engine. In the XML world he is known as the developer of the open source Saxon product. Michael lives in Reading, Berkshire with his wife and daughter. His hobbies, as you might guess from the examples in this book, include genealogy and choral singing.

Additional Book Information

Author: Dr. Michael Kay
Paperback: 1008 pages
Publisher: Wrox; 2 edition (May 3, 2001)
ISBN: 0764543814

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