Re: [xsl] Get Variables in XSL from URL

Subject: Re: [xsl] Get Variables in XSL from URL
From: Andrew Franz <afranz0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 11:01:06 +1000
This is not strictly on-topic - however, my experience is that parameters are best handled outside of XSL (and server-side if possible)

The following function removes certain request parameters (in this example, those suffixed with .x or .y) & reassembles & reloads the URL without them.
Maybe you can adapt it for your needs.

function delparam() {
var oldurl = parent.document.location.href;
var qparts = oldurl.split("?");
var newurl = qparts[0];
if (qparts.length > 1) {
// remove any "rqop" parameter, or operations will be repeated
var vars = qparts[1].split("&");
var sep = "?";
for (var i=0; i < vars.length; i++) {
var parts = vars[i].split("=");
if ((parts[0].substr(parts[0].length-2) == ".x") || (parts[0].substr(parts[0].length-2) == ".y")) {
// do nothing
} else {
newurl += sep+ parts[0]+ "="+ parts[1];
sep = "&";
parent.document.location.href = newurl;

Server-side, I use the following approach:
This snippet is JSP but I imagine that you can adapt it as well.
It excises the parameters named in "list" and returns the others in a <request> tag for further processing by XSL.

<c:set var="list" value="${fn:split('spr,sprname,listinterval,listsrc', ',')}" />
<c:set var="listplus" value="${fn:join(list,',')}," />
<c:forEach var="par" items="${paramValues}">
<c:forEach var="value" items="${par.value}">
<c:set var="keyplus" value="${par.key}," />
<c:if test="${not fn:contains(listplus, keyplus)}">
<jsp:element name="${par.key}">${value}</jsp:element>

miouge@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I would like to get some variables from the URL (file.xml?var1=value1&var2=value2) in the test.xml's xsl file (all of this in the client-side) and so have try this code:
<msxsl:script language="javascript" implements-prefix="prefix">
function getURLvar(name){
 var params ="&");
 var variables = new Array();
   for (i in params) {
     var segments_var = params[i].split("=");
     variables[segments_var[0]] = unescape(segments_var[1]);
 function setFile(file) {
   iSend = send;
return variables[name];

and use this one to print on screen the value of the GET variables....

<xsl:value-of select="prefix:getURLvar(test)" />

But it seems not to be a good Method... and i ask if their is a better solution to achieve my goal.

Thanks, and sorry for my bad english.

Maxime G.

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