RE: help understanding xslt processing model
Some people are happy to learn from examples by trial and error; it looks to me as if you're the sort of person who isn't content with that, and wants to understand the underlying concepts. That's the sort of person whom I had in mind as the target audience for my XSLT Programmer's Reference. After using XSLT for a month or so you're exactly at the right stage to get a lot of value from the book. The only difficult choice is whether to get the 2nd edition (covering XSLT 1.0) or the third (for XSLT 2.0) - note that in the latter case, you should get the companion volume on XPath 2.0 as well. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: jonec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jonec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 31 August 2005 01:36 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: help understanding xslt processing model > > HI, > > I have quite a bit of programming experience but after using xslt forr > about a month (using web and oreilly book mostly), I still am all too > often befuddled as to why my output is a certain way and not > another :( > > I can attribute allmost all my errors to a lack of > understanding of how > the xslt processor is walking through the style sheet/input document > and applying my rules and the default rules. > > Could anyone perhaps point me to any good reference martial > on understandin > g the model more in depth? > > I really wish I could just see it in pseudo code; with the default > template logic too. Just because that's the sort of thing I > understand fairly readily, it shows the logic. foreach this do > this, while this etc. > > I'm using mostly libxslt on linux to transform xml to html. I've tried > a few debuggers to see the walking through of the stylesheet as it > happens, but the linux debuggers aren't very good and often can't make > it through the sheet heh. > > any help appreciated! > thanks, Jone
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