Subject: RE: [xsl] Transform XML to XML|
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 12:47:21 -0300
At 07:36 PM 8/25/2005, you wrote:-- XSLT : Programmer's Reference by Michael Kay -- XSLT and XPath On The Edge by Jeni Tennison -- XSLT Cookbook by Sal Mangano -- XPath and XPointer by John E. Simpson -- XSL-FO by Dave Pawson -- Definitive XSL-FO by G. Ken Holman -- XSL Formatting Objects Developer's Handbook by Doug Lovell
Ah. As it happens, none of these are "beginner" books.
-- XSLT : Programmer's Reference by Michael Kay
An excellent reference, but many don't take the trouble to read the text outside of the context of particular problem-solving. This is excellent stuff, but in the context of the whole (which is for experts as well as beginners) the processing model stuff might get lost. Nevertheless you should certainly take the time to see what it says about the default processing model, plus also the chapter on different kinds of stylesheets is excellent.
-- XSLT and XPath On The Edge by Jeni Tennison
Not a beginner's book; here Jeni mostly assumes you know the processing model (or perhaps you can learn it from a beginner's book such as Jeni's excellent "Beginning XSLT").
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