As XML has become a standard for data storage and exchange, ways to transform data stored as XML to other types of structure files or to simply present the data in a user friendly way have emerged. Of these, the XSLT language is probably the most powerful. 4th Dimension 2004 introduces new commands for applying XSLT transformations on XML documents or variables. Additionally, you can apply it directly from the Export dialogs. This technical note discusses what XSLT is, the basics of the XSLT language, the benefits of using it, and how you can use it within a 4D application. This technical note assumes that you already have a basic understanding of XML and XML namespaces.
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