XSLT <value-of> Element

The <xsl:value-of> element allows you to retrieve the value from a node.

When using the <xsl:value-of> element, you use the select attribute to specify which node you want to retrieve data from.

Usage Example

This example is a continuation of the example from the previous lesson. Here, we have added the <xsl:value-of/> element to extract data from the child nodes called name and url.

So, let's have another look at our XML document, and see which values will be selected:

And just to refresh your memory, these values will be displayed where we choose to place the XSLT <xsl:apply-templates> element.