RE: [xsl] Reading the DocType in XSL

Subject: RE: [xsl] Reading the DocType in XSL
From: "Yates, Danny (ANTS)" <danny.yates@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 13:39:17 -0000

I've just had to do something similar. My approach was to parse
the document (using DOM) and extract the DOCTYPE. Then we map
doctypes to stylesheets, and pass the DOM tree and correct
stylesheet to the processor. In this manner, we have many
stylesheets (one per doctype). This might work for you, or you
might prefer to pass the doctype into a master stylesheet as a



-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Lawrence Murphy [mailto:garym@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 20 February 2003 17:52
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Reading the DocType in XSL

I've poked about in google, but the nature of the terms makes this
a hard one for robots to find:  Is it possible for XSL to detect the
SystemID given in the <!DOCTYPE> tag?

This maybe something that is processor-specific, but it seems odd that
I can read comments but I cannot find any reference to XSL making use
of the DOCTYPE information -- we have an application where we'd like
to have modular shared stylesheets where we can apply the same root
XSL to the XML (like fo/docbook.xsl) but have modules selected and
configured depending on DOCTYPE attributes (eg the DocBook version)

(our application is actually SportsML, so the DocBook analogy may not
be perfect ;)

Is there a way to make the System or Public ID known inside the XSL?

Gary Lawrence Murphy - garym@xxxxxxxxxxx - TeleDynamics Communications
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