A Gentle Introduction to XSLT

Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman


This tutorial discusses how to begin an XSLT stylesheet and some basic transformations one can perform with XSLT. This tutorial provides important conceptual information about how an XSLT stylesheet processes information, which is necessary to understand how to structure a stylesheet.

  1. What does an XSLT stylesheet do?
  2. A very simple example
  3. Build an output tree …
  4. … then fill it with data
  5. A more detailed example
  6. What order do things happen?
  7. Recursion and dead ends
  8. Over to a real example …
A Gentle Introduction to XSLT