Introduction

Welcome to Inside XSLT, the book on Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations. This book is designed to be as comprehensive—and as accessible—as it is possible for a single book on XSLT to be. XSLT is all about transforming XML documents into other XML documents, or other kinds of documents entirely, and it’s become an extremely popular topic. I’ve written this book to be the most complete one available on XSLT, and I believe it provides more coverage of XSLT than any other book you can buy. This is an exploding field, and a complex one—I’ve tried to put in the hard work so you won’t have to.

Many XSLT books concentrate simply on XML-to-HTML transformations, but we’re going to go much farther than that. XML-to-XML transformations ...

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