I am not sure how to help you get output. I am fairly new to XML also, but I can tell you what I did.
I followed an example in "Beginning XML" from Wrox Press which instructed me to use XT, which is available from http://www.jclark.com/xml/xt.html,
as the transformation engine. I then ran xt.exe from the command line:
xt <name of xml file> <name of xsl file> <optional: name of output file>
If you leave out the output file the result of the transformation will appear in the command prompt window. This worked for me and gave me the results I expected.
I would suggest finding a simple example of using XSLT in a book or on a website and try to duplicate it's results, then apply that to your xml and xsl files to see what happens.