Using XML and XSLT to process and render online journals

Timothy W. Cole, William H. Mischo, Thomas G. Habing, Robert H. Ferrer

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Describes an approach to the processing and presentation of online full-text journals that utilizes several evolving information technologies, including extensible markup language (XML) and extensible stylesheet language transformations (XSLT). Discusses major issues and trade-offs associated with these technologies, and also specific lessons learned from our use of these technologies in the Illinois Testbed of full-text journal articles. Focuses especially on issues associated with the representation of documents in XML, techniques to create and normalize metadata describing XML document instances, XSLT features employed in the Illinois Testbed, and trade-offs of different XSLT implementation options. Pays special attention to techniques for transforming between XML and HTML formats for rendering in today's commercial Web browsers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-222
Number of pages13
JournalLibrary Hi Tech
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


  • Computer programming
  • Internet
  • Journal publishing
  • Meta information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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