If your browser supports it, XSLT can be used to transform the document to XHTML in your browser.
Even if this works fine, it is not always desirable to include a style sheet reference in an XML file (e.g. it will not work in a non XSLT aware browser.)
That is the beauty of XSLT! One of the design goals for XSLT was to make it possible to transform data from one format to another, supporting different browsers and different user needs.
XSLT transformation on the client side is bound to be a major part of the browsers work tasks in the future, as we will see a growth in the specialized browser market (Braille, aural browsers, Web printers, handheld devices, etc.)
Look at the XML document that you have seen in the previous chapters:
And the accompanying XSL style sheet:
Notice that the XML file does not have a reference to the XSL file.
IMPORTANT: The above sentence indicates that an XML file could be transformed using many different XSL style sheets.
Here is the source code needed to transform the XML file to XHTML on the client:
The loadXMLDoc() Function
The loadXMLDoc() function is used to load the XML and XSL files.
It checks what kind of browser the user has and loads the file.
The displayResult() Function
This function is used to display the XML file styled by the XSL file.
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