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Xslt 2 0 And Xpath 2 0 Programmer S Reference

Author : Michael Kay
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Combining coverage of both XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0, this book is the definitive reference to the final recommendation status versions of both specifications. The authors start by covering the concepts in XSLT and XPath, and then delve into elements, operators, expressions with syntax, usage, and examples. Some of the specific topics covered include XSLT processing model, stylesheet structure, serialization, extensibility, and many others. In addition to online content that includes error codes, the book also has case studies you'll find applicable to your own challenges.

Xslt Cookbook

Author : Sal Mangano
ISBN : 9780596009748
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Presents a collection of detailed code recipes that breaks down everyday XSLT problems into manageable chunks. This work enables you learn how to transform XML documents into PDF files, SVG files, and HTML documents.

Xslt And Xpath

Author : James Robert Gardner
ISBN : 0130404462
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Preface You've heard of XML; your manager wants you to use it in your applications. Now what? You've used HTML, and you know what a tag is; you know that it is somehow related to XML. You may even know what XML is and what it does. What you may not know is that, while XML identifies and adds structure to the content of a document, it does not tell you anything about how to process that content, or how to do anything useful with it beyond storage. This is good news, because this means your content can be used for many different purposes. There are many things you can use to process content once it is marked up using XML. However, we have chosen to talk about the only standard application that allows you to do many different things with it. With XSLT, you can add style to XML, convert it to other XML, or simply chop it up and regenerate it in a different form. XSLT is the power behind the throne of XML. It assures that every level of every piece of XML data is accessible and reusable across platforms and forward in time. It is not an exaggeration to say that XSLT and its companion XPath are the very glue and mortar that hold together and build the endlessly varying applications of markup data for any industry, academy, or individual. XSLT is the fastest cure for the fear of having obsolescence in a data or information architecture design. XSLT is easy to use. In fact, XSLT itself is XML. XSLT "speaks the language," or the syntax, of XML with a powerful vocabulary of programming-like features that are nonetheless easy to use, learn, and understand. XSLT attempts to be a bridge to nonprogrammers, bringing the easily understood syntax of XML together with a powerful scripting mechanism and simple pathing approach to document navigation. It is our belief-and our approach in writing this book-that both the experienced programmer and the newly trained markup technologist can become more comfortable with the potent set of tools for preserving, augmenting, updating, and delivering XML data-whether it's on the Web or your corporation's intranet or B2B. If you are constantly wishing you had just a little more control over your information, this book will deliver that-and much more. In fact, by the end of the first chapter, you will be able to perform basic conversions from XML documents to HTML that will display in any Web browser. Subsequent chapters build upon and enhance that base of knowledge, matching examples with detailed explanations and providing focus upon commonly misunderstood areas. When you read this book, have your computer handy. Take the time to load up one of the XSLT processors and work along as you read. Learning by doing is always best, especially with XSLT and XPath. Chapter 13 will show you how to install the software included on the CD. Each example in the book is found on the CD in the examples directory, organized by chapter. XSLT is rewarding and creative to use. Be prepared to enjoy this learning experience. You will be surprised by how quickly productive use of this technology increases. Why Should You Use XSLT? Browsers display HTML, not general XML tags. You have to do something with the XML once you have it. Can you print with XML? Can you send XML to the Web? Can you browse XML? Yes, but not alone. XSLT lets you convert XML to HTML, other types of XML or just plain text. With a little creativity, and the proper knowledge of XSLT, you can generate practically any form of output from XML. XSLT provides quick, easy solutions to all XML transformation issues. However, the designers of XSLT did not intend for you to use the specification without additional help. "This book, along with the proper tools, is what is required for XML to succeed with the average business application." —Sharon Adler, Co-Chair W3C XSL Working Group The latest version of XSLT (for which this book is written) is 1.0. There are many additional features that are being considered by the W3C XSL committee, and version 2.0 promises to add some of these new features, as well as provide support for XML Schema, XML Query, and others. Who Is This Book For? This book is for anyone who works with electronic data and wants to enable XML transformations without a difficult programming language learning curve. If you are comfortable working with SGML, XML, or even HTML, you will benefit greatly from the common markup syntax. Some people may find XSLT difficult because it is not a procedural programming language. Most programming languages have a very structured, concise syntax. The syntax of XSLT is XML and is designed to be human readable and easily understandable. You must have some knowledge of markup before using XSLT. Some people may find XSLT difficult to use because it does not provide solutions to every transformation situation. For example, you cannot use XSLT to convert text to XML. There are situations when additional processing may be required. However, for most of your day-to-day XML transformations, XSLT is the tool of choice. Organization The book is organized to build a base of knowledge that will be added to chapter by chapter. Basic XSLT concepts and a brief overview of XML are covered in Chapter 1. The remainder of the chapters add functionality as required when creating stylesheets. The more complex the problem, the later it is covered. Chapter 1 provides everything you need to know about XML and XSLT in a nutshell. This chapter gives a good overview with minimum syntax, and can be used by people at any level of markup experience as a review or for general information. Chapter 2 covers stylesheet concepts that are crucial to understanding XSLT, as well as general stylesheet terminology. Chapter 3 adds more concepts, a little more explanation and usage, and an in-depth study of templates to the basics covered in Chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 4 defines and explains XPath expressions and patterns. Chapter 5 covers XPath functions, which are crucial to using most of the elements in XSLT. Chapter 6 walks through the creation of new XML elements and attributes using several different methods. Chapter 7 discusses the use of multiple stylesheets by including and importing them, as well as a discussion on template priority. Chapter 8 shows how to work with variables and parameters. Chapter 9 covers anything that is in some way iterative or conditional, as well as the utilities required to copy XML from the input to the output. Chapter 10 details the options for controlling output types, as well as stripping and preserving whitespace, and generating error messages. Chapter 11 covers XSLT functions and their related elements, including importing external XML documents with the document() function, and using keys with. Chapter 12 discusses extensions, processors, and Java, as well as three "commercial" XSLT processors. Chapter 13 describes three "freeware" processors: Xalan, Saxon, and XT, along with installation instructions and extension implementations. There are three appendices that cover a variety of topics and case studies, as well as contributed material. Versions This book is written according to XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0, XML Path Language (XPath) Version 1.0, and Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0. Additional reference material came from Namespaces in XML REC-xml-names-19990114. The version of James Clarks' XT used for the tests in this book is 19991105. The version of Michael Kay's Saxon used is 6.2.2.

Xslt

Author : Michael Kay
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What is this book about? This compact, relevant, updated version reflects recent changes in the XSLT specification and developments in XSLT parsers. The material on tools and implementations has been revised; so too have all the examples. It also includes a new chapter on writing extension functions. XML has firmly established itself as the universal standard for managing data for the web and is now being implemented on a wide scale. XSL (eXtensible Stylesheet Language), a vital companion to XML, is used for two main purposes: to format or style XML data so that it can be displayed in a browser and to transform XML data (XSLT). When you transform an XML document, you manipulate the data into a new structure, for example, re-ordering the data. This enables the same data store to be used in an unlimited number of ways. XSLT is a flexible, customizable, and cross-platform language. XSLT is a notoriously difficult language to understand, but this book, while being a complete reference to the recommendation, will also give code examples showing how it all ties together and can be effectively employed in a real-world development scenario. What does this book cover? In this book, you'll find the following topics covered: The rationale behind XSLT: What is it for? The XSLT processing model Design patterns and stylesheet structure A full reference to the XPath and XSLT languages The use of XSLT with worked examplesCurrently available XSLT processors - updated to reflect recent advances in XSLT parser technology Coverage of proposed specification enhancements Who is this book for? This book is for programmers already using XML to organize their data in applications and for those who want to use the power and compatibility of XSLT to improve the display of their data. The book is in three parts: a detailed introduction to the concepts of the language, a reference section giving comprehensive specifications and working examples of every feature, and an exploitation guide giving advice and case studies for the advanced user.

Learning Xslt

Author : Michael Fitzgerald
ISBN : 0596003277
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XSLT is a powerful language for transforming XML documents into something else. That something else can be an HTML document, another XML document, a Portable Document Format (PDF) file, a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file, a Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) file, Java code, or a number of other things. You write an XSLT stylesheet to define the rules for transforming an XML document, and the XSLT processor does the work. As useful as XSLT is, its peculiar characteristics make it a difficult language in which to get started. In fact, newcomers are often a little dazed on first contact. Learning XSLT offers a hands-on introduction to help them get up to speed with XSLT quickly. The book will help web developers and designers understand this powerful but often mystifying template-driven and functional-styled language, getting them over the many differences between XSLT and the more conventional programming languages. Learning XSLT moves smoothly from the simple to complex, illustrating all aspects of XSLT 1.0 through step-by-step examples that you'll practice as you work through the book. Thorough in its coverage of the language, the book makes few assumptions about what you may already know. You'll learn about XSLT's template-based syntax, how XSLT templates work with each other, and gain an understanding of XSLT variables. Learning XSLT also explains how the XML Path Language (XPath) is used by XSLT and provides a glimpse of what the future holds for XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0. The ability to transform one XML vocabulary to another is fundamental to exploiting the power of XML. Learning XSLT is a carefully paced, example-rich introduction to XSLT that will have you understanding and using XSLT on your own in no time.

Essential Xml Quick Reference

Author : Aaron Skonnard
ISBN : UOM:39015050468829
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A guide to mainstream XML technologies covers XML 1.0, namespaces, DTD, XPath, XPointer, Xinclude, XML Base, Xslt, SAX, DOM, XML Schema Datatypes, XML Schema Structures, and SOAP.

Xpath And Xpointer

Author : John Simpson
ISBN : 9780596002916
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Explains how XPath provides a route for finding specific items within an XML document, while XPointer extends XPath to identify more complex parts of documents.

Web Data Management

Author : Serge Abiteboul
ISBN : 9781139505055
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The Internet and World Wide Web have revolutionized access to information. Users now store information across multiple platforms from personal computers to smartphones and websites. As a consequence, data management concepts, methods and techniques are increasingly focused on distribution concerns. Now that information largely resides in the network, so do the tools that process this information. This book explains the foundations of XML with a focus on data distribution. It covers the many facets of distributed data management on the Web, such as description logics, that are already emerging in today's data integration applications and herald tomorrow's semantic Web. It also introduces the machinery used to manipulate the unprecedented amount of data collected on the Web. Several 'Putting into Practice' chapters describe detailed practical applications of the technologies and techniques. The book will serve as an introduction to the new, global, information systems for Web professionals and master's level courses.

Xquery From The Experts

Author : Howard Katz
ISBN : 0321180607
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bull; Nobody knows XQuery better than this group of "experts, " after all they created it. We've cornered the market on expertise in XQuery. bull; Allows readers to focus on either or both a tutorial or reference-style approach as best suits them. bull; Currently, there are no other competing XQuery books. Authors' personal perspectives offer a welcome change to formal standards specs.

Special Edition Using Xslt

Author : Michael Floyd
ISBN : 0789725053
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The only book a developer needs with practical examples of using XSLT to transform XML data for Web display and e-commerce. Special Edition Using XSLT quickly demonstrates the key concepts of transforming XML and offers practical implementation advice. Provides real-world examples for developers who are learning--many competing titles are for advanced developers only. Also covers the use of XSLT with Java and JSP--most competing titles do not offer this practical advice. A next natural step for readers of the bestselling XML by Example who need an in-depth guide to XSLT. Special Edition Using XSLT starts with an overview explaining how XSLT fits into the bigger picture of the Extensible Stylesheet Language, and the differences between XSLT and XSL-FO. It then demonstrates practical examples of XSL transformations from XML to a variety of other useful formats including HTML, PDF, SVG and others. Later chapters discuss developer techniques for implementing XSLT within dynamic web environments including ASP and JSP. The author also covers debugging techniques and how XSLT relates to .NET. The book finishes with a useful reference section including detailed coverage of XSLT, XPath and XSL-FO. Lead author Michael Floyd is a veteran author, editor and XML developer who has been involved with XSLT since its inception. He provides XML training through BeyondHTML.com, and edits the XML.org newsletter. He's chaired numerous conferences and tracks including the GCA's XML 2000. He was Executive Editor of Dr. Dobb's Journal for seven years, and also served as Web Techniques first Editor-in-Chief. His XML column subsequently ran in the publication for more than three years. Previously, Michael wrote the first XML book for Web developers, "Building Web Sites with XML," published by Prentice-Hall in 1999.

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