The Book List Stylesheet
This is a very simple sample stylesheet to illustrate several Saxon extensions. It uses the XML file books.xml (derived from a file issued originally by Microsoft). You will find this in the samples\data directory. The DTD is in books.dtd
There is a style sheet books.xsl that can be used to display the data: run this as follows, with the samples directory as the current directory:
On the Java platform:java net.sf.saxon.Transform data\books.xml styles\books.xsl >output.html
On the .NET platform:Transform data\books.xml styles\books.xsl >output.html
This produces an HTML page showing the data. (The output isn't very pretty, if you have time to write an improved version, please send it in).
The stylesheet takes a parameter named "top-author". This is the name of the "author of the week", and the default value is "Jasper Fforde". To run the stylesheet with a different top author, try adding to the end of the command line:..... top-author='Thomas Hardy' >output.html
There is another style sheet, books-csv.xsl, which converts the data into a comma-separated-values file.
A query that runs with this data is also supplied. The command to use on the Java platform is:java net.sf.saxon.Query -s:data\books.xml query\books.xq >output.html
The equivalent on .NET is:Query -s:data\books.xml query\books.xq >output.html