s XML has increased in popularity, the number of applications and uses for it has increased exponentially. Developers are rapidly realizing XML's true power and flexibility of as both a language and a platform-neutral medium for context-aware data.
One of the more popular areas of XML development has been using the eXtensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations (XSLT) to transform XML data. With the simple yet powerful language that XSLT defines, you can sort, format, query, convert, and otherwise manipulate XML to best suit your Java applications.
This 10-Minute Solution introduces XSLT and explores the Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) transformation API. It concludes with a practical, step-by-step example for using XSLT within a J2EE Web application via JAXP's abstraction layer.
What exactly is XSLT and how can I utilize it in my J2EE applications?
Use JAXP's transformation API to apply XSLT transforms to XML documents.