eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a language for expressing stylesheets. It consists of three parts:
- XML Path Language (XPath): an expression language used by XSLT to access or refer to parts of an XML document. (XPath is also used by the XLink specification)
- XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO): an XML vocabulary for specifying formatting semantics.
- XSL Transformations (XSLT): a language for transforming XML documents
An XSL stylesheet specifies the presentation of a class of XML documents by describing how an instance of the class is transformed into an XML document that uses the formatting vocabulary.
More information: XSL page on the W3C website
More on the general topic: XML Specifications
- eXtensible Resource Identifier (XRI)
- Ink XML
- REgular LAnguage description for XML (RELAX)
- RELAX NG
- Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)
- Tree Regular Expression for XML (TREX)
- Voice XML
- XML Linking Language (XLink)
- XML Query (XQuery)
- XML Schema
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