5-part eSeminars Recorded Series: Find Out How to Write XSLT Statements for XML to XML Transformations

June 28 to July 19, 2012  – Recorded Sessions

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Part 4 › Wednesday, July 18, 2012 – Link to recording

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One of the advantages of using XML as a source file format is that it’s application-independent. Some of the other advantages include easy reusability and language translation cost reductions. Very little has been written about XML to XML Transformations, although there are some books that outline how to do XML to HTML transformations. This series of eSeminars is intended to fill that gap.

Did you know that the one of the biggest advantages of XML is that you can transform your source content with very quick and easy-to-write XSLT statements? FrameMaker can apply an XSLT transform on ‘Open’ and ‘Save’. The possibilities are endless if you know the basics of “how to” write XSLT for XML to XML transforms. You can use attributes to automatically apply Conditional Tag processing instructions. You can build TOC’s at the top of each chapter without having to do it manually with cross references. And there are several other creative uses as well.

The problem used to be that you either had to have an XSLT developer on staff or outsource the requirement. With your imagination, creativity and the knowledge gathered through this webinar series – your possibilities are nearly endless, with staff who don’t have highly developed programming skills.

Join Tom Aldous, Director of Business Development and Evangelism for Adobe’s Tech Comm business, for an interactive and engaging webinar – the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd / 4th /5th webinar in a 5-part series . Tom will start off with the basics as a foundation. And soon enough, Tom will be having you building your own XSL transforms to resolve complex and time-consuming issues, automate processes and multiply productivity.

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Free 5 part eSeminar series on “How To XSLT” for XML to XML transformations

I am working on pulling together a Free 5 part eSeminar series on “How To XSLT” for XML to XML transformations.

This is what I use to make FrameMaker / XML automagical. FrameMaker 10 allows you to apply an XSLT stylesheet on open and save. This is a very unique feature. Writing XSLT stylesheets is not hard for XML to XML processing. In fact, these XSLT stylesheets can be small in length, but very powerful.

Last year I did a 7 part eSeminar series on “Unstructured to XML”, this is the next step in the process. What do you think? What type of problems would you like to solve with XSLT? I am pulling together an outline now. My twitter handle is tmaldous. I also have a LinkedIn and Facebook profile. Let’s connect. Tell me what you would find useful.

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