learn xsl and xslt

what are some real world (may be even cool)  example or applications, anyone has worked on ,  in XSL (eXtensible Stylesheet Language) and XSLT trasformation?
mikha eAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

  1. DB upgrade
  2. Website - Data -> CSS styled format
  3. Load testing soap requests.
  4. Performance Evaluation

My first xslt experience was a database backup and upgrade operation, where the enterprise would back up a client's entire database to xml. We used xslt along with other Java functions to transform the older version to a newer version, adding in timestamps, unique GUIDs, other calculations. This let us use custom functions that we couldn't program into MSSQL or MySQL, as well as remaining sql implementation independent => We could handle any database style as long the xml import was set up accordingly.

With another client, our website used xml database queries, using xslt stylesheets to format the data into html presentable with .css stylesheets.

XSLT was invaluable in load testing SOAP interfaces, as we could run xslt on one response to get the parameters to send another request. Eg, we could have a search request, and then after getting the results of the search, create multiple document retrieve requests from the xml results.

XSLT was useful in creating performance evaluation requests, based on dynamic criteria and categories. This allowed us to create different results on the same data by passing in different parameters. Combined with javascript or some other browser scripting language, it created a robust, feature rich experience, with a highly efficient interface.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
mikha eAuthor Commented:
@jkmyoung - those sounds really interesting. do you have any links to tutorials/blogs, sample example projects that I can take a look at .

I know the basics and willing to learn more .
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.