Best way to start writing an XSLT

I am frequently asked where to start when writing an XSL?.  I always start by writing a simple identity transform: <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">   <xsl:template match="node(  ) | @">  <xsl:copy>    <xsl:apply-templates select="@ | node(  )"/>  </xsl:copy></xsl:template>   </xsl:stylesheet> (quoted from "XSLT Cookbook" by Sal Mangano). This simple stylesheet will do nothing but copy the input XML file … Continue reading Best way to start writing an XSLT