W3C XSL activities
W3C started to develop XSL, because there is a need based on the style sheet language of XML.
Language XSL consists of three parts: XSLT, XPath and XSL formatting objects.
To learn more about XSL, read our XSL tutorial .
As a W3C Recommendation, XSL 1.0 as an expression of the style sheet language was released on October 15, 2001. It consists of three parts: XSLT, XPath and XSL formatting objects.
XSLT 1.0 on November 16, 1999 became a W3C Recommendation. XSLT is a language used to transform XML documents into other XML documents.
XSLT 2.0 on January 23, 2007 became a W3C Recommendation.
XSL-FO (XSL Formatting Objects)
XSL Formatting Objects for specifying formatting semantics a glossary. Formatting refers to the results of an XSL transformation into a suitable reader or listener process. While there is no independent documentation for W3C XSL formatting objects, but still can be found in the description of the XSL 1.0 Recommendation.
W3C XSL specification and Timeline
|XSL 1.0||15. Oct 2001|
|XSL 1.1||05. Dec 2006|
|XSLT 1.0||16. Nov 1999|
|XSLT 2.0||23. Jan 2007|
|XSLT 2.0 Requirements||14. Feb 2001|