RE: [xsl] Thoughts on the XSLT, Second Edition book

Subject: RE: [xsl] Thoughts on the XSLT, Second Edition book
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:41:31 +0100
Actually, the one that's just come out is the 4th edition - and it's now
nearly 1400 pages.

It's designed to cover the language in depth - both reference content, and a
thorough explanation of the concepts. So it's designed both for experienced
users and also for beginners who want to become experts, but it's not a
step-by-step tutorial.

Michael Kay 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lech Rzedzicki [mailto:xchaotic@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 28 July 2008 14:28
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Thoughts on the XSLT, Second Edition book
> Whenever someone asks me about the books to learn XSL, from 
> personal experience, I recommend Jeni Tennison [1]for 
> starters and then her "XSLT on the Edge" [2]for recipes and 
> Dr Kay's "XSLT 2.0 Programmer's Reference" [3] and "XPath 2.0 
> Programmer's Reference", well for reference.
> I just noticed XSLT, Second Edition coming out from 
> O'Reilly.[4] Does anyone have any experience with the book, 
> perhaps with the previous edition?
> It seems to have some content targeted at beginners, yet the 
> sheer volume (986 pages) suggest reference style content.
> Is it the reference then, or more recipe-oriented, can anyone 
> perhaps share the thoughts on the book's good and bad points?
> Thanks in advance, Lech
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