Ready to Roll
Now that we’ve seen what can be done with XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets, we’re ready to take the next step and look at how we can autogenerate our HTML from XML. To do this, we’ll require the services of XSLT.
Everything is ready at ZwiftBooks. The web team is using div to organize its web pages, adding id and class attributes that map to CSS style information. This approach will make our task much easier, since all we need to do is generate HTML with the appropriate div elements and id and class attributes, leaving all the formatting and display issues to Wilma and the gang. In the next article, we’ll move on to step 3 and see how this is done.