The Process of an XSL Transformation

  1. The XML Parser reads an XML document and forms a tree

  2. The tree is passed to the XSL Processor

  3. The XSLT processor compares the nodes in the tree to the instructions in the style sheet

  4. When the XSLT processor finds a match, it outputs a tree fragment

  5. (Optional) The complete output tree is serialized to some other format such as text, HTML, or an XML file

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