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Adobe ColdFusion 9 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 2: Application Development by Ben Forta

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Chapter 42 Manipulating XML with XSLT and XPath

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding XPath 531

Transforming XML into Content by Using XSLT 536

More XPath and XSLT Resources 555

As you saw in the previous chapter, XML is a way to structure data hierarchically using elements and attributes, much like a relational database structures data using tables and columns. Ultimately, XML is just a different way of structuring and storing data.

This also means that you will eventually want to start pulling data out of the XML structure and formatting it for use within your application. This could mean searching an XML document to find a node or set of nodes (using XPath), or it could mean transforming the XML into another format using a style sheet (using XSLT). ...

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