Tutorial: Displaying XML Data

Tutorial: Displaying XML Data

This tutorial shows you how to create a web page that displays XML data. Displaying XML data involves retrieving information stored in a local or remote XML file and rendering that information on the page. The key benefit to using XML data on web pages is separating content from presentation. That is, the content of your page (the data) is kept completely separate from the page’s presentation (the layout, text styling, and so forth). As such, anyone can work in the XML file without having to alter the presentation page, and vice versa.

Although it’s not necessary, you should have some familiarity with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) before completing this tutorial. If you don’t, you might want to complete Tutorial: Formatting Your Page with CSS.

In this tutorial you will complete the following tasks:

Locate your files

Review your task

Learn about using XML and XSL with web pages

Learn about XSLT pages

Convert an HTML page to an XSLT page

Attach an XML data source to the XSLT page

Alter the XSLT page layout

Bind XML data to the XSLT page

Apply styles to the XML data

Create a dynamic link

Add a Repeat Region XSLT object

Attach the XSLT page to the XML page

Learn about other deployment options

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