To try out the book list application, visit here.
Wait for the list of books to appear (it may take a while if you are on a slow connection, as Saxon is being downloaded into your browser cache from the server). When it appears, try clicking on column headings to sort the tables by a chosen column, or clicking the check boxes to filter which books are displayed.
To see how it works, view the source of the HTML page ("view source" in your browser), and examine the stylesheet.
Note how the HTML page contains two
script elements, one to identify the
Note how the XSLT code addresses an area of the HTML page to be updated using
Note the event handlers in the stylesheet - the template rules with
mode="ixsl:onmouseover". Note how these template rules update
attributes of the HTML page using
ixsl:set-attribute. Also see
how user-defined attributes such as
are used to retain state information in the HTML tree, so that the sorting process can
decide whether to sort ascending or descending, and whether to sort alphabetically or
Note how the
onmouseover event handler reads the mouse coordinates by a call
ixsl:event() extension function which returns the current mouse event,
and then uses these coordinates to position the tooltip.