Using XSLT and Example

I really like how I can use an XML document to separate the storage of application data from its presentation. The XML document contains a self describing set of data structures that I can define using my own vocabulary definitions. One of the major advantages of these documents is how easy they can be moved across the various process boundaries that exist within enterprises. This isolation of data into an XML allows a host processing the document to make the presentation decisions. An XML document by its very definition contains no formatting or presentation requirements. This is where the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) plays a major role. In this article I will show an example of how you can use XSLT to transform an XML InfoPath document in a Word 2003 document.  More…

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