Getting Started

Here are working examples of how to produce HTML Web pages from XML files (in a modest, moderate, elaborate approach). No special hardware or software is needed to use these examples. A simple text editor and a current Web browser (such as Internet Explorer, version 6.0 or above or Firefox, version 1.5 or above) are all that are needed to create these files and display them as Web pages.


A good starting point when initially learning about XML. This example shows a simple XML file and a simple XSL file that transforms the XML file into HTML for display as a Web page.


An interesting second step that takes the modest XML/XSL files and creates a Navigation Menu and multiple Web pages from one XML file by modifying the XSL.


Here's something closer to a real-world example that combines multiple XML files and XSL files to control the content, presentation, and maintenance of Web pages.