XSL Transformations in .NET 2.0
Having realized the need for efficient built-in support for XSLT processing, Microsoft has included in the .NET Framework 2.0 a set of classes that are highly optimized, robust, and scalable. This article will explore the rich XSLT support provided by the .NET Framework 2.0 by providing examples on how to use the XSLT related classes to create rich ASP.NET Web applications.
Make Your Site's RSS Feed Shine
RSS is a way of life these days, but there's no reason your site's RSS feed
needs to look like it was written by a computer. Sure, in order for an RSS feed
to be read by most RSS readers it needs to be valid XML, but who says you have
to stop there?
An Introduction to XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language)
XBRL (short for eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an XML-based standard
for handling corporate financial information. This article explains what XBRL is,
provides an introduction to some of it's uses, and provides links to a number of
XBRL related resources for you to continue learning about XBRL.
Using XSLT and .NET to Manipulate XML Files
XML Stylesheet Transformations (XSLT) is defined as a
language for transforming source XML documents into other
document formats using XML Path Language (XPath) as a query
language. This is particularly useful when XML documents
do not match the document type needed.
The Key XForms Enhancements in Version 1.1 XForms 1.1 improves on version 1.0 in areas where the initial specification was either ambiguous or was becoming outdated in the face of evolving web technologies. Get a rundown of some of the notable new features.
Taking XML Validation to the Next Level: Explore CAM's Expressive Power The generic-sounding Content Assembly Mechanism, or CAM, is an exciting step beyond XML Schema, but it's new and not well documented. This article series represents CAM: The Missing Manual. This last installment is a deep exploration of CAM's ability to express exactly what you need for data-centric documents.
XML Notepad 2006 Design
XML Notepad is back! The tool was first introduced in 1998 but has been unavailable for several years.
See details of the latest version's design and implementation, how it leverages System.xml, and more cool new features.
Real-World Value of XML and CMS
In this case study, Dr. John Tunnicliffe relates the process his company
used to update their corporate web-site. As well as providing a new look and feel,
the new system needed to include a flexible content management system (CMS)
that fully utilized XML to get information into and out of the system.
An ASP Class for XML Data Transfer
A while ago, one of our visitors contributed a pair of ASP
functions for XML data transfer. Like any self-respecting
programmer, he was unhappy with their rigidity. He
recently decided enough was enough and created an ASP class
to handle things. In addition to being more flexible then
the original functions, the class offers additional
functionality to boot.
Early Adopter VoiceXML Sample Chapter
This book from Wrox Press aims to give the reader an
in-depth analysis of the current state of VoiceXML
technology. This sample chapter covers VoiceXML with
XSLT (HTML and WML).
Sample Chapter: Transforming XML with XSLT and ASP
We've got a sample chapter from Sams' new book: XML for
ASP.NET Developers. The book provides developers detailed
coverage of Microsoft XML technologies and their practical
applications in .NET Web applications. This free sample
chapter covers transforming XML with XSLT and ASP.NET.
A Look at MSXML 4.0 RTM
While I'm sure many of you know that Microsoft has released
version 4.0 of their XML parser, for those of you who
don't, well you do now... and this should serve as your
wake up call!
Online Exam using XML & ASP
This week we're bringing you an online exam system that
pulls it's data from an xml file on the server. The
question list for the user is sent to the browser via
Microsoft's XMLHTTP Object. Using this same object, the
questions are retrieved from the server and displayed on
the page whenever the user requests a question.
Searching an XML File with XSL and ASP by Michael Qualls
This article is the final installment in a series of
articles on manipulating XML data with ASP. So far we have
learned to add, append, and edit records in XML files using
ASP. This article puts on the finishing touches in order to
tie all of these processes together.
Appending to XML with ASP by Michael Qualls
The third article in Michael Qualls' series on using XML
with ASP is here! This time around we check to see if the
file already exists, and if it does, we append to it. Using
this type of technique we're actually creating a data
construct similar to a database table.
Editing XML with XSL and ASP by Michael Qualls
This article builds upon the Saving HTML Form Data to XML
article. Based on the feedback received, it seems
many people wanted to know how to edit the XML data. So,
without further ado, here it is:
Editing XML with XSL and ASP.
Saving HTML Form Data to XML by Michael Qualls
Usually form submissions are written to some sort of text
file or database. If you need your form submission data to
be more portable, however, it can be written to an XML file.
This article will show you how.
Using XML to build an ASP+ config.web Editor by Adam Cartwright
ASP+ configuration information is stored in XML-based
configuration files. Using built-in features of IIS 5.0
and IE 5.0 such as the FileSystemObject, the XML Document
Object Model (DOM) and XML Data Islands, we can easily
develop a rich tool for modifying and editing these
In part one of this three-part lesson we will discuss the
contents and structure of the config.web file. We will then
build an ASP+ file for loading the config.web file into a
client side DOM object (data island).
SOAP Soup by Adam Cartwright
Simple Object Access Protocol is one of the neatest XML
based technologies to be introduced as of late, yet many
people are still trying to get a handle on all of the new
terms and acronyms that SOAP has uncovered. This article
is written to help you dig through the SOAP soup we have
in front of us and create a foundation for truly
understanding what SOAP is all about.
XML Basics by Jan Egil Refsnes
This chapter contains an easy to understand XML tutorial. It covers an
introduction to XML, and explains the differences between XML and HTML,
the history and purpose of XML, and the basic XML syntax.
XML DTD by Jan Egil Refsnes
This chapter covers the XML Document Type Definition. Using a DTD is
the formal way to describe a valid XML document.
XML DOM by Jan Egil Refsnes
The XML DOM is the Document Object Model of XML. This chapter explains
the DOM, and how the DOM can be manipulated.
XML XSL by Jan Egil Refsnes
XSL is the stylesheet language of XML. This chapter explains XSL, and
how to use XSL to transform XML documents into HTML documents.
XML Examples by Jan Egil Refsnes
This section is a collection of examples from all the chapters in this
XML Links by Jan Egil Refsnes
This is a well organized list of links to useful XML Web
Developers News by Jan Egil Refsnes
Hand picked news items that are important to Web developers.