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The course XSLT Stylesheets discusses how XSLT, eXtensible Stylesheet and Transformation Language can be used to format and transform XML documents. The course is based on the latest version of XSLT but the differences with previous versions are also highlighted.
The course deals with transformations from XML to HTML, from XML to XML and from XML to other text formats such as plain text and JSON.
Furthermore, attention is paid to navigating through XML documents via XPath expressions and the various search axes of XPath are explained.
There is plenty of attention for the many functions that XPath and XSLT have to offer and that can be called during the transformation process.
An important element of XLST is the principle of template matching. This therefore forms the central element of the course.
The XSLT elements that have to do with flow control are discussed, as well as those for copying elements.
Furthermore, the use of generic templates and the use of apply templates is discussed as well as named templates and their calling with call-template.
The transformation of attributes to elements and vice versa is also on the course schedule.
Finally, we look at transformations from XML to various other formats. In this respect, a separate module is devoted to the transformation language XSL-FO and transformations to PDF.
The course XSLT Stylesheets is intended for Application developers, Web developers and project managers who want to learn XSLT to apply XML formatting and transformation.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. The theory is clarified using demos and interspersed with exercises. The course material is in English. The course times are from 9.30 up and to 16.30.
Participants receive an official certificate XSLT Stylesheets after successful completion of the course.
Module 1 : XSL Intro
Module 2 : Transformation to HTML
Module 3 : XPath
|The XSL Family
What is XSLT?
What is XPath?
The XSLT Vocabulary
XSLT Document Structure
Extracting Values from XML
Navigating the XML Document
Iterating through XML Elements
Creating HTML Tables
Absolute and Relative Path
Accessing Document Parts
Access XML Data with Nodelists
XPath Node Types
Location Path Syntax
Node Tests in XPath
XML Schema Data Types
Module 4 : XSLT Variables
Module 5 : XSLT and XPath Functions
Module 6 : Transformation to XML
xsl:variable with Subtree
Working of xsl:variable
Passing Parameters to Templates
Call by Reference
Any Uri Functions
Duration and Time Functions
Error and Trace Functions
Regular Expression Functions
Selecting all Elements
Selection all Attributes
Multiple Applicable Rules
Module 7 : Transformation to Text
Module 8 : Advanced XSLT
Module 9 : XSL-FO
Plain Text Files
Handling Entity References
White Space Handling
XML Schema Validation
Grouping by Value
Grouping in Sequence
Multiple Result Trees
|What is XSL-FO?
Layout Master Set
Page Sequence Masters
Page Template Layout
Tree for Pagination
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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