XSLT Quickly

Bob DuCharme

2001 | 320 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781930110113

$29.95 Softbound print + PDF eBook
$23.99 eBook edition (PDF only)



XSLT Quickly is, quite obviously, for anyone who needs to learn XSLT quickly. This book has two main goals: to familiarize the reader with the portions of XSLT that he/she will use eighty per cent of the time, and to provide a "cookbook" approach to learning additional techniques as they are needed.

Part One is a step-by-step tutorial that brings the reader up to speed on the basic concepts and document manipulation techniques necessary for the most common XSLT tasks. More importantly, it represents the foundation on which the understanding of everything in Part Two is built.

Part Two is a cookbook--a task-oriented user's guide to various issues one may meet in tackling XSLT. This portion of the book is organized by the goals of XSLT tasks (converting elements to attributes, reading in multiple documents at once, etc.). This makes it far easier for readers who don't already know XSLT to quickly find the solutions to their stylesheet development problems.

XSLT Quickly also includes a glossary, a quick reference section for XSLT syntax, and a quick reference for using the popular XSLT processors.

Translation rights for XSLT Quickly have been granted for Korea and Brazil. If you are interested in learning where to buy this book in a language other than English, please inquire at your local bookseller.


"... an excellent XSLT resource...ideal as a tutorial for beginners or as a reference for more experienced developers."


Bob DuCharme wrote XML: The Annotated Specification and SGML CD, a guide to free SGML software. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, Bob is the "Transforming XML" columnist for XML.com and has contributed to many other print and on-line magazines.

Sample Chapters

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Source Code

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