If you usually like some quick and easy examples (like I do) then you might consider investing in Java and XML from O'Reilly. It has some pretty simple XSL examples and explains it step by step. It definitely helped me get started. Bill
When I downloaded Xalan-J 2.0.1, I was very impressed with the amount of documentation that found its way into the comments in the source code of the samples. Don't know if you have Xalan, but it's a great resource if you do.