Building on our knowledge of using JSPs with servlets to create robust Web interfaces, in this chapter, we will introduce an alternative way (also a part of J2EE) of creating Web-based interfaces using XML and XSL. We will also cover several tools in WSAD that can be used to create XML/XSL interfaces. We will focus on how to use XML and XSL within a J2EE application rather than discuss the basics of XML/XSL. We will cover:
A strategy for using XML/XSL for Web Interfaces
An example static XML and XSL interface
An example enhanced XSL file
An example dynamic XML and XSL interface
When to use XML/XSL for Web interfaces
This chapter will advance your knowledge of the fundamental concepts of XML and XSL as a Web ...