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The XSL Companion
(2nd edition)
Work began on the second edition of The XSL Companion soon after the release of the first edition. The XPath standard was becoming important in its own right, and therefore deserved more attention. Meanwhile, XSL-FO had been completed and could be described in more detail. At the same time, tips and tricks in using XSLT to maximum effect had emerged and deserved to be included. The second edition was released in 2002 (and is 30% larger than the first edition).
  • Using this book
  • Background concepts
  • Templates
  • Stylesheets
  • Outputting elements
  • XML output
  • HTML output
  • Text output
  • Contextual formatting
  • Choices
  • Expressions in attributes
  • Reorganizing material
  • Variables and parameters
  • Sorting
  • Numbering
  • Identifiers and links
  • Namespaces
  • XSLT extensions
  • XPATH.
  • Patterns
  • Location paths
  • Complete XPATH. expressions
  • Added XSLT functions
  • XSL
  • Page templates
  • Flow objects
  • Advanced XSL features
  • HTML 4.0
  • CSS
  • RTF
  • QuarkXPress tags
  • DTD analysis for XSLT stylesheet design
  • ISO 8859/1 character set