XSLT Training

Course Description

 
In this two-day course you will use the features of XSLT and XPath to develop stylesheets that convert XML documents to other XML, HTML, or text. The course begins with an introduction to commonly used tags such as template, apply-templates, and value-of. From there, you will learn how to use XPath nodetypes, axes, and predicates. Flow control and functions are covered next. Finally, you will learn some advanced XSLT features such as variables and parameters.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $790 (US)

Prerequisites

Introduction to XML.

Course Outline

 

Introduction to XSLT
Stylesheet, Source, and Result
XSLT Processors
Processor Implementations
XPath Basics
xsl:stylesheet
xsl:template
xsl:value-of
xsl:apply-templates
xsl:output

XPath Nodetypes
XPath Expressions
XPath Context
XPath Location Steps
Element and Root Nodes
Text and Attribute Nodes
Comment and Processing Instruction Nodes
Namespace Nodes
Wildcards
Whitespace
Default Template Rules

XPath Axes and Predicates
Location Paths and Location Steps
Peer Axis Types
More Peer Axis Types
Descendant Axis Types
Ancestor Axis Types
Node Tests
Predicates
Functions

XSLT Flow Control
xsl:if
xsl:choose
xsl:for-each
xsl:sort
Named Templates
Mode

Generating Output with XSLT
Output Methods
HTML Output
Plain Text Output
XML Output
xsl:element and xsl:attribute
Attribute Value Templates
xsl:attribute-set
Text, Processing-Instructions, and Comments
Working with Namespaces
 
Using XPath and XSLT Functions
XPath Datatypes and Functions
Node Test Functions
Node Set Functions
Boolean Functions
String Functions
Number Functions
id() Function
The document() Function
xsl:key and the key() Function

Advanced XSLT
Copying Elements
Numbering
Variables
Parameters
Using Other Stylesheets
Apply-imports
Template Rule Conflicts
Extensions

Appendix: XSLT and XPath 2.0 New Features
XSLT 2.0 Grouping Elements and Functions
User-Defined XSLT Functions
Multiple Output and XHTML Documents
Temporary Trees
Sequences
Types
Stylesheets that are Schema-Aware
Character Mapping
Regular Expressions