CV. XSLT functions


About XSLT and Sablotron

XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Transformations) is a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents. It is a standard defined by The World Wide Web consortium (W3C). Information about XSLT and related technologies can be found at


This extension uses Sablotron and expat, which can both be found at Binaries are provided as well as source.

On UNIX, run configure with the --enable-xslt --with-xslt-sablot options. The Sablotron library should be installed somewhere your compiler can find it.

About This Extension

This PHP extension provides a processor independent API to XSLT transformations. Currently this extension only supports the Sablotron library from the Ginger Alliance. Support is planned for other libraries, such as the Xalan library or the libxslt library.

Note: This extension is different than the sablotron extension distributed with versions of PHP prior to PHP 4.1, currently only the new XSLT extension in PHP 4.1 is supported. If you need support for the old extension, please ask your questions on the mailing list.

Table of Contents
xslt_create -- Create a new XSLT processor
xslt_errno -- Return a error number
xslt_error -- Return a error string
xslt_free -- Free XSLT processor
xslt_process -- Perform an XSLT transformation
xslt_set_base -- Set the base URI for all XSLT transformations
xslt_set_encoding -- Set the encoding for the parsing of XML documents
xslt_set_error_handler -- Set an error handler for a XSLT processor
xslt_set_log -- Set the log file to write log messages to
xslt_set_sax_handler -- Set SAX handlers for a XSLT processor
xslt_set_sax_handlers --  Set the SAX handlers to be called when the XML document gets processed
xslt_set_scheme_handler -- Set Scheme handlers for a XSLT processor
xslt_set_scheme_handlers --  Set the scheme handlers for the XSLT processor