Re: multiple output files within a recursive template

Subject: Re: multiple output files within a recursive template
From: uche.ogbuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 19:13:25 -0700

> The task of this template is it to divide the source document into 2
> parts/files, the first 1500 characters and the rest. Basically it works quite
> fine. The only problem is that Saxon 5.5.1 overwrites existing files instead of
> appending the output to the existing file, so that only the output of the last
> temaple match is written to the file(s).
> Now I'd like to know if there is a possibility to tell Saxon (or any other XSL
> transformation tool) to append output at existing files instead of overwriting
> them or if there is another way to solve the problem?
> Hope somebody got a hint for me.

Using 4XSLT, your template would look like

<xsl:template name="Counter"
   <xsl:param name="list"/>
   <xsl:param name="currentlength" select="0"/>
   <xsl:if test="string($list)!=''">
      <xsl:when test="($currentlength + string-length($list[1])) &lt; 1500">
         <ft:write-file name="part1.xml" overwrite="no">
            <xsl:value-of select="$list[1]"/>
         <ft:write-file name="part2.xml" overwrite="no">
            <xsl:value-of select="$paralist[1]"/>

   <xsl:call-template name="Counter">
   <xsl:with-param name="list" select="$list[position()!=1]"/>
   <xsl:with-param name="currentlength" select="$currentlength +

Notice the "overwrite" attribute.  Pretty self-explanatory.  However, the 
default in 4XSLT is _not_ to overwrite so in this case, it's not really 

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