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Inside XSLT

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     Whats Inside?
     Who This Book Is For
     At What Level This Book Is Written
     Conventions Used

1. Essential XSLT
     XSL = XSLT + XSL-FO
     A Little Background
     XML Documents
     What Does XML Look Like in a Browser?
     XSLT Transformations
     Making an XSLT Transformation Happen
     Using Standalone XSLT Processors
     Using Browsers to Transform XML Documents
     Using XSLT and JavaScript in the Internet Explorer
     XSLT Transformations on Web Servers
     XML-to-XML Transformations
     XML-to-XHTML Transformations
     XSLT Resources
     XSL Formatting Objects: XSL-FO
     XSL-FO Resources
     Formatting an XML Document
     The XSLT Stylesheet
     Transforming a Document into Formatting Object Form
     Creating a Formatted Document

2. Creating and Using Stylesheets
     Trees and Nodes
     The Information Set Model Versus the XSLT Tree Model
     Working with XSLT Elements
     The <?xsl:stylesheet?> Processing Instruction
     The <xsl:stylesheet> Element
     Top-Level Stylesheet Elements
     The <xsl:template> Element
     Template Bodies
     The <xsl:apply-templates> Element
     Accessing Node Values
     XML Base Support
     Choosing Output Methods
     Simplified Stylesheets
     Embedded Stylesheets
     The <xsl:include> Element
     The <xsl:import> Element
     The <xsl: apply-imports > Element
     Using Internet Explorer to Transform XML Documents

3. Creating and Using Templates
     Creating a Template
     Processing Child Nodes
     Accessing Node Values
     Creating Match Patterns
     Selecting Which Template to Apply
     Reading Attribute Values
     The <xsl:text> Element
     Disabling Output Escaping
     Writing Attribute Values
     Attribute Value Templates
     Handling Whitespace
     The <xsl: strip-space > and <xsl: preserve-space > Elements
     Automatic Indenting
     Default Template Rules
     Deleting Content
     Template Conflict Resolution
     The <xsl:copy> Element
     The <xsl:copy-of > Element
     The <xsl:message> Element

4. Creating Match Patterns
     Matching the Root Node
     Matching Elements
     Matching Children
     Matching Element Descendants
     Matching Attributes
     Formally Defining Match Patterns
     Part 1 of Step Patterns: Pattern Axes
     Part 2 of Step Patterns: Node Tests
     Part 3 of Step Patterns: Predicates
     Creating Predicates
     Matching by ID
     Matching by Key
     Using the Or Operator
     Pattern Examples

5. Making Choices and Sorting Data
     The <xsl:if> Element
     The <xsl:choose>, <xsl:when>, and <xsl: otherwise > Elements
     The <xsl:for-each> Element
     Sorting Elements
     The <xsl:number> Element
     XSLT Extensibility
     Extension Functions
     Extension Elements
     The <xsl:fallback> Element

6. Transforming from XML to XML, HTML, XHTML, RTF, and Modifying Document Content
     The <xsl:output> Element
     Altering Document Structure Based on Input
     The <xsl:element> Element: Creating New Elements at Run Time
     The <xsl:attribute> Element: Creating New Attributes
     The <xsl:comment> Element: Generating Comments
     The <xsl:processing-instruction> Element: Generating Processing Instructions
     The <xsl:document> Element: Generating Multiple Output Documents
     The <xsl:namespace> Element: Generating Namespace Declarations
     The <xsl:attribute-set> Element: Generating Attribute Sets
     Omitting the XML Declaration and Generating XML Fragments
     Using generate-id to Create Unique Identifiers
     Creating CDATA Sections
     Setting Character Encoding
     Modes: Context-Specific Formatting

7. Using and Understanding XPath
     Understanding XPath
     XPath Data Types
     Creating XPath Location Paths
     Part 1 of XPath Location Steps: Axes
     Part 2 of XPath Location Steps: Node Tests
     Part 3 of XPath Location Steps: Predicates
     Using the XPath Axes
     Using the ancestor Axis
     Using the ancestor-or-self Axis
     Using the descendant Axis
     Using the descendant-or-self Axis
     Using the following Axis
     Using the following-sibling Axis
     Using the namespace Axis
     Using the parent Axis
     Using the preceding Axis
     Using the preceding-sibling Axis
     Using the self Axis
     Location Path Examples
     XPath Abbreviated Syntax
     Checking XPath Expressions
     XPath 2.0

8. Using the XSLT and XPath Functions
     The XSLT Functions
     The XPath Node Set Functions
     The XPath String Functions
     The XPath Number Functions
     The XPath Boolean Functions
     The <xsl:decimal-format> Element: Creating Numeric Formats
     New Functions in XSLT and XPath 2.0

9. Named Templates, Parameters, and Variables
     The <xsl:variable> Element: Creating Variables
     The <xsl:call-template> Element: Using Named Templates
     The <xsl:param> and <xsl: with-param > Elements:Creating Parameters
     Default Template Values
     The <xsl:key> Element: Matching by Key
     The <xsl:document> Element: Generating Multiple Result Documents
     The <xsl: namespace-alias > Element: Generating Stylesheets

10. Using XSLT Processor APIs
     XSLT and JavaScript in the Internet Explorer
     Handling Parsing Errors
     Internet Explorer and Dynamic Styles
     Internet Explorer and XML Data Islands
     Calling Java Directly from XSLT Processors
     Interfacing to XSLT Java APIs
     Interfacing Xalan to Java
     Interfacing Saxon to Java
     Interfacing the Oracle XSLT Processor to Java
     Interfacing XT to Java
     Transforming XML to SQL-Based Databases
     Using XSLT with Active Server Pages
     Using XSLT with Java Server Pages
     Using XSLT with Java Servlets

11. XSL-FO Documents: Text and Tables
     XSL Formatting
     The XSL-FO Formatting Objects
     The XSL-FO Formatting Properties
     Formatting an XML Document
     Using an XSLT Stylesheet to Transform to XSL-FO
     Creating the Document Root: <fo:root>
     Creating the Master Set Layout: <fo:layout-master-set>
     Creating a Page Master: <fo:simple-page-master>
     Creating Regions
     Creating Page Sequences: <fo:page-sequence>
     Creating Flows: <fo:flows>
     Creating Block-Level Content: <fo:block>
     Creating Tables
     Creating Tables: <fo:table>
     Creating Table Columns: <fo:table-column>
     Creating Table Bodies: <fo:table-body>
     Creating Table Rows: <fo:table-row>
     Creating Table Cells: <fo:table- cell >

12. Using XSLT to Create XSL-FO Documents: Lists, Images, Columns, and Positioning
     Creating XSL-FO Lists
     Positioning Text with Block Containers: <fo:block-container>
     Inline-Level Formatting Objects
     Creating Footnotes: <fo:footnote> and <fo:footnote-body>
     Creating Links: <fo: basic-link >
     Creating Columns
     Page Sequences and Page Numbering

     DTD Fragment for XSLT Stylesheets (Non-Normative)

B. XSL-FO Formatting Properties

Inside XSLT
Inside Xslt
ISBN: B0031W8M4K
Year: 2005
Pages: 196

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