Reference: XSLT elements
This section of the Saxon documentation lists all of the standard XSLT elements in the
http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform namespace, providing brief
descriptions of their function, details about their structure and usage, and any information
specific to the Saxon implementation. Many also have further detailed descriptions and
For information about the additional extension elements provided with the Saxon product, see Extension instructions.
Saxon implements the XSLT 3.0 Recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium: see XSLT 3.0 conformance. The information here is designed to give a comprehensive summary of the features, but for the full specification, consult the official standard.
Also included in this section are descriptions of experimental additions being considered for a possible XSLT version 4.0. These are all clearly marked as being experimental. They are available only if explicitly enabled, and they are very likely to change in later versions.
This section of the documentation also contains an informal description of the syntax of Patterns in XSLT 3.0.
There are a number of standard attributes that may appear on any XSLT element (or any literal result element, in which case the names of the
attributes must be in the XSLT namespace):
xpath-default-namespace. For information about these, see the xsl:stylesheet element.