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XSLT and XPath on the edge
Tennison, Jeni.
Personal Author:
Unlimited edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : M&T Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxxv, 608 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents
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QA76.73.X58 T46 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations, along with the XML Path Language, give you the power to transform XML documents into HTML documents, or to other XML documents that you can use in Web-based applications. But how do you implement XSLT in the real world? This book provides the answers. Covering everything from reformatting numbers to creating dynamic XSLT applications, XSLT expert Jeni Tennison delivers a wealth of ready-to-use utility templates and practical XSLT solutions -- everything you need to jump-start XSLT development. With XSLT and XPath on the Edge, Unlimited Edition, you'll:
* Take advantage of utility templates for searching and replacing strings, calculating minimums, and more
* Build your own recursive templates or use simple XPaths
* Discover ready-made solutions for filtering, numbering, grouping, and other transformations
* Understand the building blocks of XSLT applications
* Separate style from format and break up your stylesheet into functional modules that are easier to maintain and reuse
* Build dynamic applications that use client-side processing with MSXML or server-side processing with Cocoon
* Fine-tune stylesheets to work more efficiently and deliver exactly the output you're looking for
* Harness the power of the XSLT extensions available with MSXML, Saxon, and Xalan
With this Unlimited Edition, owners of the book can download all-new content from the Web and access a searchable version of the book online.

Author Notes

Jeni Tennison is an XSLT and XML consultant who started developing Web-based applications while pursuing her Ph.D. in knowledge engineering at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. She is a regular contributor on the XSL-List mailing list. In 2001, she was invited to speak on XSLT design patterns at the very first XSLT U.K. Conference.

Table of Contents

Part I Building Utility Templates
Chapter 1 Manipulating Numbers
Chapter 2 Reformatting Strings and Text
Chapter 3 Turning XML into Text
Chapter 4 Analyzing Data in XML
Part II Performing Your Transformation
Chapter 5 Filtering XML
Chapter 6 Translating Between Similar Structures
Chapter 7 Sorting
Chapter 8 Numbering
Chapter 9 Grouping
Chapter 10 Creating Summaries
Part III Building Your XSLT Application
Chapter 11 Separating Data from Presentation
Chapter 12 Creating Functional Modules
Chapter 13 Using Multiple Stylesheets
Chapter 14 Client-Side Processing with MSXML
Chapter 15 Server-Side Processing with Cocoon
Part IV Finalizing Your Stylesheet
Chapter 16 Controlling Output
Chapter 17 Enhancing XSLT
Part V Using Extensions
Chapter 18 Using Extension Functions
Chapter 19 Using Extension Elements
Chapter 20 Extending XPath Yourself
Appendix A XPath Quick Reference
Appendix B XSLT Quick Reference
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