IT / Programming / W3C / XML / XSLT



ID 2757616
Classroom 3 days 9:00-16:30
Webinar 5 days 9:00-12:30
Method Lecture with examples and exercises.
Prequisite XML basics
Audience Programmers, Web developers

XML XSLT Training


  • Lunch / Catering
  • Assistance for hotel / travel bookings
  • Comelio certificate
  • Flexible: Free cancellation up until one day before the training


XML XSLT TrainingXSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) is a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents,[1] or other objects such as HTML for web pages, plain text or into XSL Formatting Objects which can then be converted to PDF. The XSLT processor takes one or more XML source documents, plus one or more XSLT stylesheet modules, and processes them to produce an output document. The XSLT stylesheet contains a collection of template rules: instructions and other directives that guide the processor in the production of the output document. This training starts by presenting the basic concepts of XSLT and XML processing. It then covers the variety of XSLT processing options, conditional processing, variables and paramers as well as sorting, grouping and filtering XML contents with the aid of XPath expressions. You will learn how to generate output in (X)HTML, text, and also XML.

Training Dates

  • 2021-Mar-08 - Mar-12
  • 2021-May-17 - May-21

850 EUR +VAT

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XML XSLT Seminar
XSLT Templates

Template Rules: Defining Templates, Defining Template Rules, Applying Template Rules, Conflict Resolution for Template Rules - Templates and Modes - Named Templates - Attribute Value Templates - Built-in Template Rules - Overriding Template Rules


Basic Concepts of XPath - Usage Patterns of XPath in XSLT - Localization and Filtering of Nodes - Axes - Predicates and Filters - Functions

Complex Processing Flows using XSLT and XPath

Repetition: Conditional Processing with xsl:if and xsl:choose - Repetition with xsl:for-each - Control Structures in XPath

Numbering, Sorting and Grouping

Numbering: Formatting a Supplied Number, Numbering based on Position in a Document, Number to String Conversion Attributes - Sorting: The xsl:sort Element, The Sorting Process, Comparing Sort Key Values, Processing a Sequence in Sorted Order - Grouping: The Current Group, The Current Grouping Key, The xsl:for-each-group Element

XML and Text Construction

Literal Result Elements - Construction of XML: Creating Element Nodes Using xsl:element, Creating Attribute Nodes Using xsl:attribute, Creating Text Nodes, Processing Instructions, Namespace Nodes, Comments - Copying Nodes - Additional Features: Multiple Source Documents, Reading Text Files - Formatting Dates and Times - Number Formatting - Text Output for SQL and CSV

Inclusion and Import in XSLT Stylesheets

Combining Stylesheet Modules: Locating Stylesheet Modules, Stylesheet Inclusion, Stylesheet Import - Embedded Stylesheet Modules - Conditional Element Inclusion

Parameters and Variables

Variables - Parameters - Values of Variables and Parameters - Creating implicit document nodes - Global Variables and Parameters - Local Variables and Parameters - Scope of Variables - Passing Parameters to Templates - Tunnel Parameters


XML XSLT Trainer

Marco Skulschus (born in Germany in 1978) studied economics in Wuppertal (Germany) and Paris (France) and wrote his master´s thesis about semantic data modeling in XML, shortly before any of the current Semantic Web standards had been adopted. He started working as lecturer and consultant in 2002.

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He works as an IT-consultant and project manager. He developed various XML-based applications with his team in India and is regularly involved in complex import/export scenarios / data integration projects and in XML-based reporting solutions.


He led several research projects for business partners concerning expert systems, ontology-based software, and also online questionnaires. Nearly all of these projects were based on a complex XML-data model or made use of XML-based rule sets.

XML XSLT Trainer