This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT 2.0, a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents.
XSLT 2.0 also includes optional facilities to serialize the results of a transformation, by means of an interface to the serialization component described in [XSLT and XQuery Serialization].
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This Recommendation builds on the success of [XSLT 1.0], which was published on 16 November 1999.