[xsl] xslt and the filesystem

Subject: [xsl] xslt and the filesystem
From: tom.kirkpatrick@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:44:01 +0000
Is it possible for xsl/xpath, via the document() function, to read in all 
files in a particular directory...

Basicly I have a configuration file, which lists the directories I want to 
search in which looks like so:

   <category name="comments" location="/xml/articles/comments"/>
   <category name="analysis" location="/xml/articles/analysis"/>

In each of those directories are a number of XML files which I would like 
to process. Up untill now I have been using Perl to read the filesystem 
and create an XML index file which I then use in my processing template to 
access all the files within that those directories.

It would be really neet If I could just get the XSL template to look at 
everyfile in the directory, and apply appropriate processing:

Something like:

<xsl:template match "/">
   <xsl:variable name="config" select="document('/global/config.xml') />
   <xsl:for-each select="$config/config/category@location>
      <xsl:for-each select="FILEFOUND"/>
                ... do processing ...

where FILEFOUND represents somekind of wildcard which tells the processor 
to read all files fvrom the filesystem

thanks in advance

Tom David Kirkpatrick
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