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Ajax: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML by Edmond Woychowsky

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Chapter 10. XSLT

The movie Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan introduced a device called the Genesis Torpedo that rearranged matter on a subatomic level to produce life-bearing planets. Talk about your mad scientist stuff! eXtensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations (XSLT) is the XML equivalent to Star Trek’s Genesis; it rearranges XML at the element level to produce the desired results. However, unlike Genesis, the desired results are not limited to a single type, but rather can be any conceivable XML or text-based format. In addition, instead of the original document being modified, a new document is created in the desired format, which could be identical to the original document or vastly different.

An XSLT document, sometimes referred to as ...

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