Task: XSLT Reference Pages
During one of our earlier sessions, we spent time collaboratively building
reference pages for XSLT. However, time ran out before we were able
to complete all the reference pages. Since most of us are unfamiliar
with XSLT but a lot of the work we will do for the BASICS web site will
involve writing XSLT, it will be essential for us to have a strong set
of XSLT reference pages that distills the normative specification text
some more readable and accessible help pages.
Your task is to complete the writing of the XSLT reference pages and
to review existing pages to assure their quality. In particular,
each reference page for an XSLT element should have:
In the process of composing the XSLT reference pages, you will end up becoming
well versed in the semantics of XSLT. You are free to make enhancements
to the help.xsl file, if you feel that enhancing the XML tag language
used by the help files will make composing help text easier. However,
take note that the XSQL reference pages also use the help.xsl
file; be sure that any changes you make to help.xsl can be used
by both the XSLT and XSQL reference pages.
a brief summary explaining the purpose of the element.
a correct hyperlink to the appropriate section of the official XSLT specification.
hyperlinks to related XSLT elements.
a complete listing of the associated attributes, including the correct
type and whether the attribute is required or optional.
help text on each attribute explaining its purposes and identifying circumstances
under which the attribute must be or must not be used.
at least one meaningful example illustrating a typical usage for the XSLT