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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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19.5. XML Display and Transforms

Another standard associated with XML is XSLT (XSL Transformations). XSLT allows you to create style sheets that can extract a portion of a large XML document or transform an XML document into another type of XML document. An even more popular use of XSLT is to convert an XML document into an HTML document that can be displayed in a browser.

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XSL (eXtensible Stylesheet Language) is a family of standards for searching, formatting, and transforming XML documents. XSLT is the specific standard that deals with the transformation step.

XSLT is easy to use from the point of view of the .NET class library. All you need to understand is how to create an XslCompiledTransform object (found in the System.Xml.Xsl namespace). ...

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