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XSLT

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

XSLT training course description

This course has been designed as a follow on course for the XML primer course. The course looks at the use of XSLT in the transforming and styling XML documents.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Transform and style XML documents using XSLT.

XSLT training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with XSLT.
Prerequisites:
XML primer
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

XSLT training course contents

Introduction
Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), transforming and formatting XML.

XML refresher
The basic rules for building an XML document.

An introduction to XSLT
The basic concepts of XSLT, xsl:output, xsl:template, xsl:value-of.

XML documents as trees
How the original XML is transformed into a set of nodes, the general terms for manipulating node trees.

Paths (XPath)
Use of path matching to select required nodes for transformation.

Using templates
xsl:apply-templates, xsl:template match, nested templates, xsl:copy , <comment> and <element> , default templates, parameters.

Control
xsl:if, xsl:choose, xsl:for-each, xsl:sort.

Constructing the result tree
xsl:output, xsl:attribute, xsl:attribute-set, xsl:comment, xsl:processing-instruction, xsl:text, xsl:value-of, xsl:variable.

Combining templates
xsl:include, xsl:import, xsl:apply-imports.

Transforming to text

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We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
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We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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