The Process of an XSL Transformation

  1. Something reads an XML document and forms a tree

  2. The tree is passed to the XSL Processor

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

  4. When the XSL 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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