This training course provides an intensive hands-on introduction to developing real world XSLT-based systems in a distributed environment. The course will introduce the delegates to the latest theoretical and practical issues surrounding the implementation of XSLT and XPath and interfaces to languages such as Java. Available as a public or closed course at our London training centre, or can be tailored to your team's requirements and delivered onsite as a bespoke, customised training course.
This course has been developed for real-world, commercial scenarios by our expert instructors. See below for detailed syllabus. If you have a technical question, please email email@example.com
What You Will Learn
1. Install and run XSLT, create stylesheets and transform documents.
2. Modularise stylesheet design, import stylesheets and use named templates.
3. Use keys and manage multiple input and output documents.
4. Sort and group information.
5. Create high quality output like PDF through XSL-FO.
6. Use the Web to find the current XSLT resources, examples and tools.
Hands On Exercises
1. Run Saxon and MS XSL processors.
2. Write stylesheets to process documents.
3. Merge information from different sources.
4. Create PDF using FOP from XML
XSLT Training Course UK Outline
XSLT and XPath Introduction
Review of XML and Namespaces
The place of XSLT
What are XSLT and XPath?
Transforming XML documents using XPath and XSLT
XSLT Processing model
The tree model
The transformation process
Defining and invoking Template rules
variables, expressions, data types
Import and include
XPath, XPointer and XSLT
XPath nodes and properties
Axes, node tests and predicates
Accessing elements, attributes, and other nodes
Expressions, operators and functions
Programming with XSLT
Design patterns; pull and push models
Iteration, recursion and decisions
Creating and calling nmaed templates
Defining and using variables
Defining and using parameters
Applying a style sheets to XML documents and DOMs
XML, HTML and other output
Multiple documents in XSLT
Multiple output extensions Using
keys for crossreferencing and linking
The wider picture
Implementations of XSLT
Future development of XSLT
Basic formatting objects
Graphics & images