Re: Looking for a great tutorial on xsl...
I am not a programmer and would like to understand XSL.
XSLT is a templating language and need not be regarded as a programming language. Your objective using XSLT is to give the processor enough examples (templates) of what belongs in the result so the processor can assemble the result from a combination of your source file and your examples.
Could someone here recommend a site or book or any information that will help me?
The following two electronically published books each have free preview excerpts of the entire content of their respective first two chapters that can be downloaded without charge or registration of any kind from our web site noted in my trailer below:
Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath (XSL Transformations and the XML Path Language) Tenth Edition - 2001-12-06 - ISBN 1-894049-08-X Copyright (c) 2001 Crane Softwrights Ltd. / 394 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates, / / soft-copy of all included examples, and an / / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions. / / Free 140-page download preview excerpt.
Practical Formatting Using XSLFO (Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects) First Edition - 2001-12-05 - ISBN 1-894049-07-1 Copyright (c) 2001 Crane Softwrights Ltd. / 341 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates, / / soft-copy of all included examples, and an / / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions. / / Free 179-page download preview excerpt.
The following is a paper rendition of the above XSLT/XPath book (this doesn't come with the perpetual free updates):
Definitive XSLT and XPath First Edition - 2001-12-10 - ISBN 0-13-065196-6 Copyright (c) 2002 Crane Softwrights Ltd. Prentice Hall PTR - 393 pages (a print-only rendition of the Ninth Edition of Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath; this does not qualify for free electronic updates) http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/links/dxx-info.htm Sample: http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/links/dxx-sample.htm
I see you are based at UBC ... you can probably find the paper book at a local Chapters ... they all are stocking it here in Ottawa. But don't forget the corner bookstore either ... we've just lost a local bookstore here because of the big chains.
Things that I have done:
Should be all you need to get started!
G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/s/ Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (Fax:-0995) ISBN 0-13-065196-6 Definitive XSLT & XPath ISBN 1-894049-08-X Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath ISBN 1-894049-07-1 Practical Formatting Using XSLFO XSL/XML/DSSSL/SGML/OmniMark services, books(electronic, printed), articles, training(instructor-live,Internet-live,web/CD,licensed) Next public training: 2002-03-01,04,05,06,11,15,04-08,09,10,11, - 05-06,07,09,10,20,06-04,07,10,11,13,14,17,20,07-31
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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