[xsl] Jeni Tennisons XSLT/XPATH Book mini review

Subject: [xsl] Jeni Tennisons XSLT/XPATH Book mini review
From: "cutlass" <cutlass@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 10:20:47 -0000
just received Jeni Tennisons new book from amazon;.

my first impressions are

a) this book sits right next to Michael Kay's book, as it is a great
reference to when u have specific problems i.e. ' How do i format dates ? '
and ' How do i group ' and 'How do i use keys'.

b)  the level of examples and techniques is a step above introductory.

c) the latter half of the book delves into framework issues; modular
components, extending XSLT, functional modules, and

numeric manipulation
string and text manipulation
general formatting
character encoding and entities
the above subjects are all detailed in a concise manner, perfect for

the following subjects are an indepth read;

framework: quite a large amt of discussion of how to break apart into
reusable elements

client side msxml: this will get the novice going

server side proc with cocoon: this will get the novice going

overview of XPATH: very detailed overview of more medium level techniques

using extensions : the clearest illustration and techniques of extending
xslt that i've read

overall i can highly recc.

cheers, jim fuller

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