Re: [xsl] no input from document()?

Subject: Re: [xsl] no input from document()?
From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 10:50:25 -0500

>The document() below is leaving $B blank.
>  <xsl:variable name="B" select="document('master_file.xml')//outline"/>

document() expects a URI reference, so "master_file.xml" is being
interpreted relative to the base URI of the stylesheet (ie, it's probably
looking in the same directory as the stylesheet). If that isn't what you
intended, you need to change how you're invoking document(), or move this
file to an appropriate place, or (if your processor supports this) plug in
a resolver that knows where to look for it.

You didn't say how you were invoking the processor. Note that if you're
using the TrAX APIs, some modes of usage don't automatically set the
stylesheet's base URI; you have to provide that information explicitly. If
you fail to do so, that too could cause the document() not to be resolved

Joe Kesselman, IBM Next-Generation Web Technologies: XML, XSL and more.
"The world changed profoundly and unpredictably the day Tim Berners Lee
got bitten by a radioactive spider." -- Rafe Culpin, in r.m.filk

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