RE: [xsl] Is there a neat way to get style-sheet relative paths?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Is there a neat way to get style-sheet relative paths?
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 13:09:01 +0100
XSLT 2.0 would allow you to write


But of course that doesn't help very much because you need a solution that
works in IE. Unfortunately I don't think it's possible: although the base
URI of a stylesheet instruction is part of the context in 1.0, it's
accessible only through the document() function.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harald Brinkmann [mailto:hbbst@xxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 19 July 2004 12:33
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Is there a neat way to get style-sheet relative paths?
> Hello everyone,
> for display on an IE 6.0 I want to use this directory structure:
>   somepath/data/DataFiles.xml
> for xml files containing the data and
>   somepath/style/StyleFiles.xsl
> for the style info to be used.
> The explorer knows about the stylesheet to be used by finding a
>   <?xml-stylesheet type="xsl/text" href="../style/StyleFiles.xsl"?>
> line in the xml data files. So far, so good. Unfortunately 
> some info is
> contained in a css-file and there are image files to load as 
> well, which are
> located in the style directory. (I did not want to use css, 
> but I could not
> find another way to produce an output media dependent style, 
> among other
> things, and I am open to suggestions!) This is how I 
> reference the css:
> <xsl:template match="/">
>  <html>
>   <head>
>    ...
>    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="ReportStyle.css" />
>   </head>
> Obviously this is referenced after the html is generated and therefore
> refers to the then current directory. I don't want to carry 
> the relative
> path info into the xml-file, other than in the stylesheet 
> reference above,
> unless I have to. So, is there a way to somehow use the 
> stylesheet-path, so
> that the href for the css and image includes look in the stylesheet
> directory rather than the data directory? I have found a way 
> to include
> other xml files located in the style directory by doing
>   <xsl:variable name="Lang" select="document( $fn, 
> document(''))/Terms" />
> but I couldn't figure out if there is way to use this for css 
> and image
> files as well.
> Cheers
> Harald Brinkmann

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