XSL XSLT Tutorials
XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0
This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT, which is a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents.XSLT is designed for use as part of XSL, which is a stylesheet language for XML. In addition to XSLT, XSL includes an XML vocabulary for specifying formatting. XSL specifies the styling of an XML document by using XSLT to describe how the document is transformed into another XML document that uses the formatting vocabulary.XSLT is also designed to be used independently of XSL. However, XSLT is not intended as a completely general-purpose XML transformation language. Rather it is designed primarily for the kinds of transformations that are needed when XSLT is used as part of XSL.
XSL stands for EXtensible Stylesheet Language. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) started to develop XSL because there was a need for an XML-based style sheet language. XSLT stands for XSL Transformations. In this tutorial you will learn how to use XSLT to transform XML documents into other formats, like XHTML. It started with XSL and ended up with XSLT, XPath, and XSL-FO.
XSL stands for EXtensible Stylesheet Language. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) started to develop XSL because there was a need for an XML-based Stylesheet Language.
All these letters, abbreviations, meanings and so forth. What do they all mean and how do we use them? Here are some basics breakdown. First we will start at the top. The VERY top. SGML stands for Standard Generalized Markup Language. Simply put, it is the very root coding of coding. HTML is an application of SGML. XML is a simplified subset of SGML. It stands for eXtensible Markup Language. DTD stands for Document Type Declaration. It is a set of instructions that states what tags are usable and what (re)action they create. Each browser has a DTD set in it's programming set by the browser companies. This is how some tags will work in only one type of browser or version. It has the tags stated in it's DTD. XML makes it possible to create unique tag sets by applying it's own DTD. This makes the DTD more compatable with more browsers. XSLT stands for eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformation. It is a strong verions of CSS that formats the XML page for viewing.
This tutorial has been reformatted from the original Zvon tutorial (xsltut.tgz). It was written over summer 1999 and then slightly changed in November 1999 when the XSLT specification was finalized. If you prefer the original multi-frame version. thanks to Aidas Kasparas, operators index and axes shorthands were added to the reference. He did an excellent job both in preparing required XML sources and XSLT stylesheet for operators index.
WSDL processing with XSLT
Building on earlier articles introducing Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and an RDF application based on WSDL, this article shows ways of using Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transforms (XSLT) to process WSDL in various ways. Familiarity with XSLT and Resource Description Framework (RDF) are required. Resources introducing XSLT are provided. The development of the schema for Web Services Description Language (WDSL), completed by IBM, Microsoft and Ariba in September, was really only the beginning of the efforts to enhance the infrastructure for Web Services.
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