Re: [xsl] How did you learn XSL?

Subject: Re: [xsl] How did you learn XSL?
From: Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 12:26:02 +0530
I think, I wrote my first XSLT stylesheet in 2000 (a kind of "hello
world" program :)). The initial XSLT days for me, were difficult to
solve complex problems (I was struct with functional/procedural
impedance mismatch :)). In 2000-01 I straight away subscribed to this
list, and asked numerous questions here. Many list regulars, helped me
with valuable insights.

My learning resources for XSLT, were primarily following:

1) This list. This I believe, is the best resource in the long run.
2) Michael Kay's original XSLT 1.0 book, which I can claim I read
completely. I would say, Mike's XSLT books are like "The C programming
Language", by Brian Kernighan & Dennis Ritchie. I have read Mike's
XSLT 2.0 & XPath 2.0 book as well (though not in entirety. But I have
read most critical XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 areas, in Mike's books), which
has same quality as his XSLT 1.0 book.
3) Dave Pawson's XSL FAQs.
4) I regularly, refer W3C's XSLT and XPath specs, for knowing deeper
details about these languages.

I learnt XSL-FO some from this list, some of it from Dave Pawson's
book, Dave's XSL FAQs, and the W3C XSL-FO spec.

An amount of self learning, and expereimenting was also helpful :)

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 3:17 AM, Liam Quin <liam@xxxxxx> wrote:
> What resources were most useful to you in learning XSL?
> If books or tutorials, which ones? B Or if a course, whose?
> Name names :-)
> XSLT, XSL-FO, or both?
> Liam
> --
> Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead,
> *

Mukul Gandhi

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