XACML 102 – Pimp my XACML – Part II: with XSLT

In my previous post on making XACML look pretty, we had a look at a very simple and easy way to add some colors / borders / general style to the XML via CSS. The CSS was interpreted by your browser and the result displayed there. CSS is simple and straightforward but it is also limited (not to mention it is probably not the most adequate tool for our purpose). The next level up is to use XSLT (part of the W3C XSL group of standards). At our level, in a very reductive and simple way, the key difference between CSS and XSLT is that CSS doesn’t touch the XML source. It merely adds style. XSLT, on the other hand, […]