XSLT DateTime Formatting

Support for date and time formating in the XSLT 1.0 specification is non-existent. This did not mean that a person cannot format date and time strings using XSLT 1.0; it just makes it much harder to do so and adds many extra lines of code to stylesheets. However it is something that everybody who develops stylesheets ends up having to do. In this post I show you several ways to format dates in XSLT 1.0 and discuss some of the new dateTime formating and manipulation functions in XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0.

XSL Recognizing Newlines

Suppose you want to convert the contents of an element into HTML making each line of text a separate paragraph. To do this you need to have a way of splitting the element text into a series of strings using newline (‘/n’) as the delimiter. This post demonstrates how to do this using both XSLT1 and XSLT2 processors.

Remove Namespaces from XML Documents

A frequent requirement when transforming XML documents is to remove some or all of a document namespaces. This post demonstrates how to remove all namespaces in a document or retain certain namespaces.

XSLT Namespace Handling

This post demonstrates three methods of handling multiple default namespaces when transforming XML documents using an XSL stylesheet.

Manipulating XML Attributes using XSLT

This post demonstrates ways of converting the attributes of elements of an XML document into either CSV or into their own elements.