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Understanding XSL

In the previous chapter, you learned one way to separate presentation from structure, using cascading style sheets (CSS). Now we'll look at a different way in which form and content can be separated—a very "XML" way of presenting styles.

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium to serve two functions—to create an XML-based syntax for expressing style, and to provide a way to transform from one XML language to another. When we speak of XSL, we're actually talking about three related W3C specifications:


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