June 4, 2004

TechBookReport reviews 'XSLT 2.0 Web Development'

TBR writes "XML and XSLT are natural technologies to use for serious web development, they provide power and flexibility and can be used to generate highly complex web sites. However, getting all the tools and the components in place can be a daunting task for the non-expert user. Dmitry Kirsanov, a respected developer, designer and writer, sets out to show the reader how all the pieces can be put into place and also what the trade-offs are along the way.

The book opens with a chapter that describes the relationship between XML and HTML, the components of a web site, the options for setting up a site (basically a discussion of where the transformation from XML to HTML takes place) and a high-level look at how these options relate to static versus dynamic content. Most of this material is at a reasonably high-level, but the author clearly presents a series of arguments to show why the XML/XSLT route offers so many advantages."

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