From the Back Cover
Youll gain a complete understanding of the concepts underlying XSLT, whats new in version 2.0, the structure of XSLT stylesheets, their relationship to XML schemas, and more. You will see how the language provides extensibility, and how to use it to create real XSLT applications. Finally, you will learn to use XSLT as a functional programming language to tackle complex computational problems.
What you will learn from this book
- Whats new in XSLT since the previous edition of this bestselling book
- Where XSLT fits into the XML family
- What every construct in the language does, and how to use each one
- How XSLT transforms XML to handle data conversions and data publishing
- How to use XSLT elements, patterns, and functions
- Development methods for specific stylesheets
- How to apply XSLT design patterns to produce selected results
Who this book is for
This book is for professional XML and XSLT programmers and programmers experienced in XML, HTML, and Web architecture who want to learn XSLT.
Wrox Programmers References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.
About the Author
The author has recently formed his own company, Saxonica Limited, to provide commercial software and services building on the success of the Saxon technology. Previously he spent three years with Software AG, working with the developers of the Tamino XML server, a leading XQuery implementation. His background is in database technology: after leaving the University of Cambridge with a Ph.D., he worked for many years with the (then) computer manufacturer ICL, developing network, relational, and object-oriented database software products as well as a text search engine, and held the position of ICL Fellow.