Re: [xsl] Using Xlink and XPointer with XSLT

Subject: Re: [xsl] Using Xlink and XPointer with XSLT
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 14:15:35 +0100
> The problem is that I don't want to write a whole new XSLT processor.
> I'm using Xalan2 as XSL processor and I thought it would be enough to
> write some XSLT stylesheets. 

Yes it is, you just want to use th edocument function.
To follow an html link you'd have something like

<xsl:template match="a[@href]">
  <xsl:apply-templates select="document(@href)"/>

To use Xlink you do the same but instead of matching on @href you need
to match on attributes in the xlink namespace.

Exactly what templates you want depends on what you want to do with the
various xlink attributes.

> Then document()-function must do (I must admit I hadn't thought of that)
> though IMHO it would be more elegant if you could use XLink/XPointer in
> this situation.

You use xlink in your source, and follow the xlink with document().

> I don't know what XSLT processor (or library) you're referring to.
Ah, he'll be upset now:-)


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