|Oracle8i Application Developer's Guide - XML
Release 3 (8.1.7)
Part Number A86030-01
An XML Primer, 6 of 9
A key advantage of using XML as a datasource is that its presentation (such as a web page) can be separate from its structure and content.
Consider these ways of using stylesheets:
Stylesheets can be applied on the server or client side. The XSL-Transformation Processor (XSL-T Processor) transforms one XML format into XML or any other text-based format such as HTML. Oracle XML Parsers all include an XSL-T Processor.
How to apply stylesheets and use the XSL-T Processor is described in the following sections:
eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), the stylesheet language of XML is another W3C recommendation. XSL provides for stylesheets that allow you to do the following:
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS1), a W3C specification was originally created for use with HTML documents. With CSS you can control the following aspects of your document's appearance:
CSS2 was published by W3C in 1998 and includes the following additional features:
'Cascading' here implies that you can apply several stylesheets to any one document. On a web page deploying CSSm, for example, three stylesheets can apply or cascade: