XProc 3.0 Programmer Reference

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by Erik Siegel

The XProc 3.0 programming language processes XML, JSON, and other structured content, allowing you to automate complex programming pipelines. XProc 3.0 Programmer Reference explains the language in detail, provides examples, and contains a set of example use cases. Anyone who uses the XProc language will find a wealth of information in this book.

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Description

XProc 3.0 is a programming language for processing XML, JSON, and other documents in pipelines. XProc chains conversions and other steps, allowing for potentially complex processing. XProc is especially useful for applications, such as publishing, where content may come from multiple input sources, pass through multiple processing steps and result in multiple output streams.

XProc 3.0 Programmer Reference is aimed at programmers and others who process XML. It explains the language in detail, provides examples, and contains a set of example use cases. Anyone who uses the XProc language will find a wealth of information in this book.

Contents

  • Introduction: introduces XProc 3.0 and provides background.
  • Getting started: describes how to process XProc and provides simple examples to get started.
  • XProc fundamentals: provides background information on XProc and basic concepts, such as pipelines, steps, and documents.
  • Programming concepts: introduces the programming concepts used in XProc, including the use of XPath, maps, Attribute and Text Value Templates (AVT/TVT), and more.
  • Defining and populating steps: describes how to declare a step, what a pipeline document looks like, and how to add functionality to a pipeline.
  • Built-in steps: provides an overview of the many built-in steps that can be used to populate XProc pipelines.
  • Extension functions: describes the set of extension functions that are available for use in XPath expressions in XProc pipelines.
  • Examples and recipes: examples of XProc pipelines for specific use cases.
  • Appendices: describes the standard step library and provides an overview of optional built-in steps.

About the Author

Erik Siegel is a content engineer and XML specialist who runs Xatapult consultancy in the Netherlands. He specializes in content design and conversions, XML Schemas and transformations, eXist and XProc applications, and XML-related training.

Since 2017, he has been part of the XProc 3.0 editorial team.

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