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XSLT 2.0 Web Development


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  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-140635-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-140635-3

“I’ve worked with Dmitry on many projects. He is both a designer (artist) and a developer (programmer), so his book genuinely speaks to both audiences.”

—Charles F. Goldfarb

Leverage the incredible power of XSLT 2.0 to create sites that are easy to build, maintain, and extend!

This book teaches you exactly how to build state-of-the-art web sites with XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0. XML developer and web designer Dmitry Kirsanov drills down to real development challenges and specific tools and techniques for solving them.

You’ll learn from a hands-on project that gives you insights you just won’t find anywhere else. Kirsanov covers the entire project lifecycle: schema creation, validation, transformation, testing, and maintenance… offering outstanding code and markup examples every step of the way.

  • Explore new XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 standards from a web developer’s point of view
  • Develop rock-solid, high-performance domain-specific schemas
  • Create and convert source documents for effective XML processing
  • Set up XSLT transformations to automatically generate HTML, graphics, and other site components
  • Build your dynamic web site on the solid foundation of the Cocoon framework
  • Use Schematron to validate XML and streamline processing
  • Study complete printed and downloadable page sources, stylesheets, and schemas

XSLT 2.0 Web Development is an indispensable resource for…

  • Professional web developers
  • Project managers who want to streamline site development and maintenance
  • Graphic designers who need more flexible ways to present structured information
  • Content management specialists using XML documentation/publishing systems

Fully tested and implemented examples are available at authors.phptr.com/kirsanov andwww.kirsanov.com/xsltwd

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Table of Contents



1. XML and the Web.

Content, presentation, structure. The two faces of XML. Components of an XML web site. Setting up an XML web site. XML and dynamic sites.

2. Source definition.

The big picture. Practical schematization. The art of source definition.

3. Elements of a web site.

Page documents: top-level structures. Headings. Paragraphs. Text markup. Links. Images and objects. Tables. Forms. Master document. Summary examples.

4. An overview of XSLT.

XSLT history. A Gentle Introduction into 2.0. Taming a functional language. XSLT extensions. Overview of an XSLT stylesheet.

5. The XSLT stylesheet.

Schematron validation setup. Stylesheet: first steps. High-level structures. Low-level structures. Dealing with non-XML objects. Batch processing. Summary examples.

6. XML software.

Authoring XML. Converting other formats into XML. XML utilities. XSLT tools. Build tools.

7. XML on the server.

XSLT processor as servlet. Apache Cocoon.




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