RE: [xsl] Using document()

Subject: RE: [xsl] Using document()
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 09:11:58 +0100
It's up to the XSLT processor to decide what kind of URIs it's prepared
to handle. I think that many XSLT processors won't touch fragment
identifiers. Saxon does have some limited support for fragment
identifiers, but it's a but fragile. It's better to strip them off, load
the document without them, and then find the node you are looking for.

Incidentally, document('#id2') is referring to a node in the stylesheet
while document(@xlink:href) is referring to a node in the source
document. The choice of base URI depends on whether the argument is a
node or a string.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

> -----Original Message-----
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> Adam van den Hoven
> Sent: 08 October 2002 21:50
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> Subject: [xsl] Using document()
> Sorry if this appears twice, I'm having some problems with my 
> mail systems. 
> I have a question. 
> I want to use the following:
> <xsl:apply-templates select="document('#id2')" /> 
> Ok, I'd never actually use this. In reality its something like:
> <xsl:apply-templates select="document(@xlink:href)" />
> which is likely to contain simply fragment identifiers since 
> I'm using XLinks to normalize a sitemap hierarchy. 
> When I try to run this as part of a transform, I get an error 
> saying that the file (fully resolved to refer to the source 
> doc) cannot be found. Is this a problem with how I'm doing 
> things or perhaps a problem with app I'm using to develop 
> templates with (Stylus Studio)?
> Do you have any other ideas about how I can accomplish the 
> same thing given that some of my xlink:href attributes will 
> point to external documents?
> Thanks, 
> H. Adam van den Hoven
> Web Developer
> Credit Union Central of BC
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