|Chapter 3 - Transforming with Style (Stylesheets, That Is)|
|XSLT For Dummies|
|by Richard Wagner|
|Hungry Minds 2002|
In This Chapter
XSLT plays in a sandbox called a stylesheet, and you stay within that sandbox for the rest of this book. You could skip across this sandbox with childlike fervor, but that would be messy and get sand everywhere. I suggest taking off your shoes and taking one step (or building one part of your castle) at a time. This way, you can divide and conquer the three major areas of XSLT: stylesheets, template rules, and XPath patterns. And that step-by-step approach is exactly the goal of the next three chapters.
In this chapter, you start off by finding out about stylesheets and focusing on the major issues related to stylesheets as a whole.