XML Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.21, by Dr. Herong Yang
"Hello world!" Example of XSLT
This section provides a tutorial example on how to a first XSLT stylesheet, hello.xls, to transform the original XML document, hello.xml. The Internet Explorer (IE) can be used as XSLT transformation program to apply the stylesheet and generate the resulting document.
Here is the XSLT stylesheet file, hello.xsl, that defines how information in my hello.xml should be transformed:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <xsl:template match="p">Hello world! - From hello.xsl.</xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet>
In order to link hello.xsl to hello.xml, I have to modify it as hello_xsl.xml:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="hello.xsl"?> <p>Hello world!</p>
Note that a new processing instruction "xml-stylesheet" is added to the XML file to tell the processing applications to look for style instructions in "hello.xsl".
The next question is then: "Do we have an application that can process this XML file based on the style instructions specified in the XSL file?"
The answer is yes. Mozilla Firefox is an excellent XML XSL processor. So if you run Firefox 26 and open hello_xsl.xml, you will see the following text in the browser window:
Hello world! - From hello.xsl.
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