[xsl] <xsl:include> and Oracle java classes

Subject: [xsl] <xsl:include> and Oracle java classes
From: "Ellis, Graham" <graham.ellis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 17:59:45 -0000
I'm writing a Java app that selects data from our Oracle database, formats
it into XML then uses the Oracle 'XSLStylesheet' and 'XSLProcessor' classes
to load a stylesheet and transform the XML. 

Unfortunately it fails on the first <xsl:include> - I assume because the
main stylesheet is loaded as an InputStream, and the included stylesheets
are still files on the disk.

Is there a way for the Oracle classes to load stylesheets referenced by

Here's a snippet of the java which might make things clearer (it is mostly a
direct copy from Steve Muench's book and the samples supplied with
JDeveloper 3.1):

    // get the stylesheet
    String theXSL = "mt565.xsl"
    InputStream xslStream = Object.class.getResourceAsStream("/" + theXSL);
    XSLStylesheet transform = new XSLStylesheet (xslStream, null);
    XSLProcessor processor = new XSLProcessor();
    DocumentFragment df = processor.processXSL(transform, theXMLDoc);

Here's the first few lines of mt565.xsl:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl =
<xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>
<xsl:output method="text" encoding="UTF-8"/>
<xsl:decimal-format name="SWIFT" decimal-separator=","/>
<xsl:include href="swift_include.xsl"/>

at which point the following error is generated:

oracle.xml.parser.v2.XSLException: XSL-1002: Error while processing include
XSL file (no protocol: swift_include.xsl).

Thanks for any help you can give

Graham Ellis
ACT Financial Systems

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