Re: how to ..
Martin Giroux wrote: > starting to understand the xslt and I wonder how the result would be looking > like html formating. > I am confuse between XSLT and XSL some how I believe you guys can help me > out with some of your references XSLFO defines a CSS-like vocabulary for formatting. It is not very useful for creating HTML; rather, you might use XSLT to transform your XML into XSLFO, and then run your XSLFO document through a rendering engine that is intended to work with XSLFO. There are engines that convert XSLFO documents to PDF documents, for example. There are no XSLFO engines for web browsers, and I don't think anyone is seriously doing XSLFO-to-HTML transformations, though to some extent it may be possible. http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-xsl-20001121/slice1.html explains XSLFO concepts in general, and the difference between XSLFO and XSLT. If you just want to create HTML, you only need to use XSLT. Here is a simple stylesheet for an XSLT engine to process: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <xsl:output method="html" indent="yes"/> <xsl:template match="/"> <html> <head> <title>hello world</title> </head> <body> <h1>hello world</h1> <p>there are <xsl:value-of select="count(//*)"/> elements in the source tree</p> </body> </html> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> Also, before you decide to use IE5 as your testbed, read http://www.netcrucible.com/xslt/msxml-faq.htm and update your MSXML. Or go get a command-line XSLT processor like Instant Saxon at http://users.iclway.co.uk/mhkay/saxon/ - Mike ____________________________________________________________________ Mike J. Brown, software engineer at My XML/XSL resources: webb.net in Denver, Colorado, USA http://skew.org/xml/ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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