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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 8.7

Learn Programmatic Access Using XSLT

Data encapsulated in XML can be used in a number of ways. One common means of manipulating it is through the use of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), which enable developers to define operations that must be performed on an XML document to produce a specific result. This ability to transform information on the fly makes it possible to use a single source for multiple outputs such as HTML, whether those outputs lead to different databases or to different browsers. XML documents have structure but no format.

Oracle XML DB uses the template rules and other formatting elements that appear within the XSLT style sheets. It includes an XSLT-based transformation engine to automatically ...

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