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XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) is a declarative- XMLbased language used for the transformation of XML documents into other XML documents. Using XSLT , the original document does not changed; rather, a new document is created based on the content of an existing one. XSLT is developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Using XSLT we can transform source xml file into another xml file, word file or Excel file.
XSLT Functions : -
There are the following built - in XSLT functions :
Returns the current node
Used to access the nodes in an external XML document
Tests whether the element specified is supported by the XSLT processor
Converts a number into a string
Tests whether the function specified is supported by the XSLT processor
Returns a string value that uniquely identifies a specified node
Returns a node-set using the index specified by an <xsl:key> element
Returns the value of the system properties
Returns the URI of an unparsed entity
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