xiven.com stating the blatantly obvious since 2002

So what! They had a hundred episodes!

Apparently some people are shocked that I'm not using XSLT. I think that's a somewhat extreme reaction myself, but I am looking into learning it.

Therefore if anyone can point me to a good place to start learning XSLT I would be grateful.

(The first person to point me to the W3C spec gets ritually beaten for pointing out the blatantly obvious).

Posted: 2003-05-26 17:17:20 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (5)




  • Phil Wilson (2003-05-27 02:48:45 UTC)

    The w3schools site is always an excellent place to learn web technologies, and its XSLT tutorial is no exception: http://www.w3schools.com/xsl/default.asp
    zvon.org is always a great source of examples for just about everything, too: http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XSLTutorial/Output/contents.html

  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-05-27 04:42:53 UTC)

    Ok thanks, that's helpful.

    Now, since I want to do it server-side, my web host would need to have the XSLT PHP extension enabled. This might present a problem...

  • Phil Wilson (2003-05-27 09:21:29 UTC)

    Ah. Well then, you're screwed.

    That's a technical term.

  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-05-27 09:44:11 UTC)

    Hehe, thanks :)

  • Mike Kozlowski (2003-06-06 21:29:39 UTC)

    That's "shocked" in the sense of "I'd always assumed something that turns out not to be the case", not "OH MY GOD THE WORLD IS ENDING!" So you see.

    Anyway, my favorite resource for XSLT is Michael Kay's XSLT: Programmer's Reference (formerly from Wrox, now from... someone else). As for PHP extensions, you're on your own (I use Xalan-Java for creating my static pages, and Xalan-C called from a Perl CGI script for generating my comments pages on the fly).