XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

Author: Michael Kay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118059476

Category: Computers

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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 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

Author: Michael Kay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118059476

Category: Computers

Page: 1376

View: 366

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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

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596009747

Category: Computers

Page: 751

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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.

XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

Author: Michael Kay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764569104

Category: Computers

Page: 530

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What is this book about? XPath 2.0 Programmer′s Reference is the only authoritative reference on XPath, a sub–language within XSLT that determines which part of an XML document the XSLT transforms. Written for professional programmers who use XML every day but find the W3C XPath specifications tough to slog through, this book explains in everyday language what every construct in the language does and how to use it. It also offers background material on the design thinking behind the language, gentle criticism of the language specification when appropriate, and a diverse range of interesting examples in various application areas.

XSLT 1.0 Pocket Reference

Author: Evan Lenz

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596100086

Category: Computers

Page: 172

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XSLT is an essential tool for converting XML into other kinds of documents: HTML, PDF file, and many others. It's a critical technology for XML-based platforms such as Microsoft .NET, Sun Microsystems' Sun One, as well as for most web browsers and authoring tools. As useful as XSLT is, however, most people have a difficult time getting used to its peculiar characteristics. The ability to use advanced techniques depends on a clear and exact understanding of how XSLT templates work and interact. The XSLT 1.0 Pocket Reference from O'Reilly wants to make sure you achieve that level of understanding. With its concise approach, this handy pocket guide quickly gets you up to speed on XSLT 1.0 so you can covert XML like a seasoned pro. In addition to covering the basics of stylesheet structure, it also explains how to: use template rules create a result tree apply conditional processing transform multiple source documents employ number formatting Thanks to their convenient, quick-reference format, O'Reilly's Pocket References spare you from having to hunt through larger books for answers. They deliver just what you need to get the job done in a timely fashion. And the XSLT 1.0 Pocket Reference is no different--it's the ideal companion to have at your desk when you need an answer fast.

XSLT and XPath

A Guide to XML Transormations

Author: James Robert Gardner,John Robert Gardner,Zarella L. Rendon

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130404466

Category: Computers

Page: 558

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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.

Beginning XSLT and XPath

Transforming XML Documents and Data

Author: Ian Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470567463

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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Provides the basic education in the XSLT processing model that developers have requested The growth of XML content management applications is boosting the demand for XSLT and XPath skills. This beginning Wrox book provides a firm foundation in the XSLT processing model, giving developers an important skillset. If, like many developers, you've had trouble grasping the XSLT processing model, you'll appreciate how this book focuses specifically on what you need to know. XSLT examples address the often-requested processing steps for typical XML document and data vocabularies. You will see exactly how XSLT relies on XPath, and how the processing model differs from most programming languages. A case study demonstrates how to build a static Web site using XSLT 2.0 elements and XPath 2.0 functions. Explains XSLT and XPath, covering both version 1.0 and 2.0 Covers using templates, control and branching, variable and parameters, sorting and grouping, and using modular stylesheets Also examines strings, dates, and numbers; working with multiple documents and text; generating identifiers; and testing and documentation All topics contain incremental code examples Addresses the much-requested processing steps for typical XML document and data vocabularies, including how the processing model differs from most programming languages Beginning XSLT and XPath: Transforming XML Documents and Data is the essential guide you need to thoroughly understand the important XSLT processing model. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

XSLT 2.0 Web Development

Author: Dmitry Kirsanov

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131406353

Category: Computers

Page: 406

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Teaches you how to build state-of-the-art web sites with XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0. XML developer. This book enables you to explore XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 standards from a web developer's point of view; develop high-performance domain-specific schemas; create and convert source documents for effective XML processing; and more.

XSLT

Programmer's Reference

Author: Michael Kay

Publisher: Wrox

ISBN: 0764558587

Category: Computers

Page: 992

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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.

XML: A Beginner's Guide

Go Beyond the Basics with Ajax, XHTML, XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0 and XQuery

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071606270

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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Essential Skills--Made Easy! Get started programming in XML right away with help from this hands-on tutorial. XML: A Beginner's Guide explains how to store data in and retrieve data from XML documents, format data with Cascading Style Sheets, display data in Web browsers, and use Java and JavaScript. The book covers the latest innovations in XML, including Ajax, XHTML, XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and the new XQuery specification. Now it's easier than ever to learn how to create your own XML solutions! Designed for Easy Learning: Key Skills & Concepts--Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Try This--Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills Numerous screenshots--Examples that illustrate real-world results Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

XPath and XPointer

Locating Content in XML Documents

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596002912

Category: Computers

Page: 196

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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.

Essential XML Quick Reference

A Programmer's Reference to XML, XPath, XSLT, XML Schema, SOAP, and More

Author: Aaron Skonnard,Martin Gudgin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 402

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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.

Learning XSLT

Author: Michael Fitzgerald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596003272

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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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.

XQuery from the Experts

A Guide to the W3C XML Query Language

Author: Howard Katz,Donald Dean Chamberlin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321180605

Category: Computers

Page: 484

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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.

Web Data Management

Author: Serge Abiteboul,Ioana Manolescu,Philippe Rigaux,Marie-Christine Rousset,Pierre Senellart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113950505X

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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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.

XSLT 2.0 Programmer's Reference

Author: Michael Kay

Publisher: Wrox

ISBN: 9780764569098

Category: Computers

Page: 960

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What is this book about? XSLT 2.0 Programmer's Reference, 3rd Edition, is the authoritative reference guide to the language. Without using the formal and inaccessible language of the W3C specifications, it tells you exactly what every construct in the language does, and how it is intended to be used. This book is a reference rather than a tutorial; it is designed for the professional programmer who is using the language every day. It is the book that people quote when they claim that a particular product is giving the wrong answer, and the book that implementers of the language turn to when they want clarification of the specifications. At the same time, the book is readable. Reviews of the previous editions of the XSLT Programmer’s Reference, which this book grew from, show that readers appreciate the background material on the design thinking behind the language, the essay on functional programming, the occasional dry wit, the gentle criticism of the language specification when appropriate, and the fact that the examples stray into a diverse range of interesting application areas.

XPath

Navigating XML with XPath 1.0 and 2.0 : Kick Start

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780672324116

Category: Computers

Page: 366

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XPath is to XML as SQL is to databases: XML applications need XPath to locate specific data within an XML document for further processing with other XML applications such as XSLT, XQuery, XPointer, XLink and DOM level 3. With XPath, these applications offer developers a full toolkit for transforming, linking, and searching XML data. Developers need to understand XPath to fully exploit XML in their applications, and they have few resources beyond the W3C specification. XPath Kick Start will examine every aspect of XPath in detail, including its influence on and use with these other XML standards. With each technique illustrated with real-world examples, the book starts with coverage of the essentials of XPath, including nodes, expressions, functions and operators. The second half of the book details XPath in practice - from manipulating XML data to transforming, linking and querying XML documents.

Special Edition Using XSLT

Author: Michael Floyd

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789725059

Category: Computers

Page: 467

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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.

Definitive XSLT and XPath

Author: G. Ken Holman

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 373

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The definitive guide to XSLT and XPath written by one of the world's leading authorities. Complete coverage of every facet of the XSLT/XPath W3C specifications, including brand-new standards such as XSL, XML Query, and XPointer.