Transforming XML using XSLT Style Sheets — A 3 day course

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XML has rapidly become a de-facto standard for exchanging data between applications and organisations. The growth of XML has led to the emergence of XPath and XSLT as standard ways of accessing and transforming content in an XML document.

XPath and XSLT are a natural combination. XPath is a declarative language that allows content to be located in an XML document. XSLT style sheets define template rules, using XPath expressions to locate XML content, and then transform the selected data into another form.

This course explores the XPath language in detail, showing how to locate XML content by value, position, and type. It then shows how to use XSLT to transform XML documents into a different dialect of XML, HTML, or a text format such as EDI files. The course also shows how to filter unwanted data, and how to generate new XML content from scratch.

The course is based on the latest World Wide Web Consortium standards for XPath and XSLT version 1.0 and 2.0.

This course is a mixture of instructor-led tuition with separate practical sessions for each chapter designed to help reinforce the techniques covered in the lecture material. It has a high practical content. Delegates will write and apply many different style sheets during the practical sessions, to explore the full range of capabilities available in XPath and XSLT.

This course is aimed at Designers, architects, and developers who need to manipulate and transform XML documents using XPath and XSLT.


Delegates will learn how to:


Delegates must have a foundational knowledge of XML or HTML Mark-up hierarchies, which can be obtained by working on at least one XML/HTML project or by attending the Understanding XML course.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.


XML Overview

XSLT and XPath Introduction

Selecting XML Nodes using XPath

Writing and Applying XSLT Style Sheets

The XSLT Programming Language

Fine-Tuning XSLT Output

Mapping XML dialects with XSLT

Producing Scalable Solutions with XSLT

Managing multiple XML documents and Grouping

XPath 2.0

XSLT 2.0