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Learning XML/XSLT

Kalyana Sundaram
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Joined: Mar 18, 2005
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Which is the best book for learning XML/XSLT?

Thanks in Advance !!!


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go !!!
sudha swami
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Joined: Apr 24, 2007
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Hi,
You can look at the following site
www.w3schools.com

it is good site to begin with.
regards
sudha
Paul Clapham
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There are many sites that list the syntax of XSLT and XPath. They aren't particularly a good way to learn the language, as they just list the various functions and elements. The w3schools site also has the serious defect that it lumps together functions from XPath 1.0 and 2.0 without identifying which are which. So if you're using XPath 1.0 (like almost everyone at the moment) you can waste a lot of time trying to use functions from 2.0.
William Brogden
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The "bible" of processing XML with Java is Harold's book - which has been placed online. There is a chapter on XSLT. For XSLT I use Michael Kay's XSLT Programmer's Reference - - ieee, now in the third edition, another book to the wish list.

Bill
Roseanne Zhang
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Joined: Nov 14, 2000
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I would agree, start from www.w3schools.com.

The best schools on earth actually are free!!!

You don't need to go too deep on w3schools, but get your hands and feet wet first!!!

That is how I started with XML, XSLT, etc.
Kalyana Sundaram
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Joined: Mar 18, 2005
Posts: 94
Thanks everybody for your inputs !!!
I going to start with w3schools to get the basic ideas ;)
 
 
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