For Further Reading

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Books

XSLT: Programmers's Reference, 2nd Edition by Michael Kay.
Wrox Press, 2001: 938 pages.
Michael Kay is a member of the W3C XSL Working Group and the developer of his own open-source XSLT processor, Saxon. He is also the author of the only book on this subject to have reached a second edition. This is a very big book, well laid out, and exhaustive, if sometimes exhausting, in detail, covering every possible base in the XSLT story.
XSLT by Doug Tidwell.
O'Reilly & Associates, 2001: 460 pages.
Doug Tidwell is a senior developer at IBM and a prominent evangelist for XML technologies generally. He is the author of several articles and tutorials on various aspects of XML at IBM's extensive XML developer site. This book is somewhat less comprehensive than Michael Kay's, but it covers the basics well, and offers some intriguing examples.
Learning XML by Erik T. Ray.
O'Reilly & Associates, 2001: 354 pages.
As the title indicates, this is an overview of XML generally. Chapter 6 is devoted specifically to XSLT.

Online

The World Wide Web Consortium

The World Wide Web Consortium is the body that establishes the de facto standards for a number of web-based technologies, although what it actually publishes are called Recommendations.

The W3C homepage: http://www.w3.org/
The main XSL page: http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/
The version 1.0 Recommendation for XSLT: http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt
Archive of public style (CSS and XSLT) discussions: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/
The version 1.0 Recommendation for XPath: http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath

Portals

Links that can connect you to lots of other links:

XSLT.com: http://www.xslt.com/
The XML Cover Pages: http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/xsl.html
Jeremie's XSL Page: http://www.jeremie.com/JumpStart/XSL.jer

Articles

Some are more up to date than others, but all offer insights:

Hands-on XSL by Don R. Day: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-hands-on-xsl/
Understanding XSLT by Jay Greenspan: http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/98/43/index2a.html?tw=authoring
What is XSLT? by G. Ken Holman: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/08/holman/index.html
XSL Frequently Asked Questions maintained by Dave Pawson: http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/xslfaq.html

Tutorials/Examples

Written from a wide variety of perspectives:

Zvon: XSL Programmers: http://www.zvon.org/o_html/group_xsl.html
Transforming XML Documents by Doug Tidwell (offline?): http://www-105.ibm.com/developerworks/education.nsf/xml-onlinecourse-bytitle/40B28792D6FC7F908525683B0052F7F2?OpenDocument
Jeni's XSLT Pages: http://www.jenitennison.com/xslt/
Stylesheets, Stylesheets, Stylesheets: http://www.xmlpitstop.com/Default.asp?DataType=SSC
XSL Tutorial: http://www.nwalsh.com/docs/tutorials/xsl/

Mailing Lists/Newsgroups

There is one very active general mailing list, hosted by Mulberry Technologies, the XSL-List:

To subscribe: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/
To search the archives: http://www.biglist.com/lists/xsl-list/archives/

For discussions of Netscape specific XSLT issues, try the newsgroup netscape.public.mozilla.layout.xslt.

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<h3 name="Books"> Books </h3>
<dl><dd> <b>XSLT: Programmers's Reference, 2nd Edition</b> by Michael Kay.<br><b>Wrox Press, 2001</b>: 938 pages.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dd> <blockquote>Michael Kay is a member of the W3C XSL Working Group and the developer of his own open-source XSLT processor, Saxon. He is also the author of the only book on this subject to have reached a second edition. This is a very big book, well laid out, and exhaustive, if sometimes exhausting, in detail, covering every possible base in the XSLT story.</blockquote>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dd> <b>XSLT</b> by Doug Tidwell.<br><b>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, 2001</b>: 460 pages.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dd> <blockquote>Doug Tidwell is a senior developer at IBM and a prominent evangelist for XML technologies generally. He is the author of several articles and tutorials on various aspects of XML at IBM's extensive XML developer site. This book is somewhat less comprehensive than Michael Kay's, but it covers the basics well, and offers some intriguing examples.</blockquote>
</dd></dl>
<dl><dd> <b>Learning XML</b> by Erik T. Ray.<br><b>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, 2001</b>: 354 pages.
</dd></dl>
<dl><dd> <blockquote>As the title indicates, this is an overview of XML generally. Chapter 6 is devoted specifically to XSLT.</blockquote>
</dd></dl>
<h3 name="Online"> Online </h3>
<h4 name="The_World_Wide_Web_Consortium"> The World Wide Web Consortium </h4>
<p>The World Wide Web Consortium is the body that establishes the de facto standards for a number of web-based technologies, although what it actually publishes are called Recommendations.
</p>
<dl><dd> <b>The W3C homepage</b>: http://www.w3.org/
</dd><dd> <b>The main XSL page</b>: http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/
</dd><dd> <b>The version 1.0 Recommendation for XSLT</b>: http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt
</dd><dd> <b>Archive of public style (CSS and XSLT) discussions</b>: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/
</dd><dd> <b>The version 1.0 Recommendation for XPath</b>: http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath
</dd></dl>
<h4 name="Portals"> Portals </h4>
<p>Links that can connect you to lots of other links:
</p>
<dl><dd> <b>XSLT.com</b>: http://www.xslt.com/
</dd><dd> <b>The XML Cover Pages</b>: http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/xsl.html
</dd><dd> <b>Jeremie's XSL Page</b>: http://www.jeremie.com/JumpStart/XSL.jer
</dd></dl>
<h4 name="Articles"> Articles </h4>
<p>Some are more up to date than others, but all offer insights:
</p>
<dl><dd> <b>Hands-on XSL</b> by Don R. Day: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-hands-on-xsl/
</dd><dd> <b>Understanding XSLT</b> by Jay Greenspan: http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/98/43/index2a.html?tw=authoring
</dd><dd> <b>What is XSLT?</b> by G. Ken Holman: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2000/08/holman/index.html
</dd><dd> <b>XSL Frequently Asked Questions</b> maintained by Dave Pawson: http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/xslfaq.html
</dd></dl>
<h4 name="Tutorials.2FExamples"> Tutorials/Examples </h4>
<p>Written from a wide variety of perspectives:
</p>
<dl><dd> <b>Zvon: XSL Programmers</b>: http://www.zvon.org/o_html/group_xsl.html
</dd><dd> <b>Transforming XML Documents</b> by Doug Tidwell <i>(offline?)</i>: http://www-105.ibm.com/developerworks/education.nsf/xml-onlinecourse-bytitle/40B28792D6FC7F908525683B0052F7F2?OpenDocument
</dd><dd> <b>Jeni's XSLT Pages</b>: http://www.jenitennison.com/xslt/
</dd><dd> <b>Stylesheets, Stylesheets, Stylesheets</b>: http://www.xmlpitstop.com/Default.asp?DataType=SSC
</dd><dd> <b>XSL Tutorial</b>: http://www.nwalsh.com/docs/tutorials/xsl/
</dd></dl>
<h4 name="Mailing_Lists.2FNewsgroups"> Mailing Lists/Newsgroups </h4>
<p>There is one very active general mailing list, hosted by Mulberry Technologies, the <b>XSL-List</b>:
</p>
<dl><dd> To subscribe: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/
</dd><dd> To search the archives: http://www.biglist.com/lists/xsl-list/archives/
</dd></dl>
<p>For discussions of Netscape specific XSLT issues, try the newsgroup <b>netscape.public.mozilla.layout.xslt</b>.
</p>
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