[xsl] java extension element and xsl variable problem
Subject: [xsl] java extension element and xsl variable problem|
From: Keith Lynch <klynch@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 16:24:10 +0100
I've been fooling around with XSLT for the last two weeks and I hit a
brick wall yesterday.
I'm trying to create a java extension element using xalan which takes an
xsl variable as a parameter.
<configurator:setProperty key="lang" value="$Language"/>
However I just keep on receiving the literal string "$Language" as my
public Object setProperty(
Formerly I was using an extension function with an XPath string from a
select="$variable" and this worked fine.
This worked just fine and my function revieved the value of $Whatever
and not the literal string "$Whatever"
However the function doesn't return anything and being obliged to insert
an xsl:variable or xsl:value-of or any other senseless xsl:blahblah is
just annoying and basically creates redundant variables. i.e .. NOT CLEAN
My problem hinges around evaluating a variable. In an old snippet I
found one could simply call
getVariableOrParam on the root StyleSheet element however the xalan
processor uses newer standards with XPath etc. I'm not too sure here. I
don't have a lot of xslt exp.
It doesn't seem to be a trivial task. I've also tried sending subelements
and parsing all childNodes. However when I call getNodeValue I just get
p.s I'm using the ant 1.6.2 stylesheet task... under windows XP sp3
Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated
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