Re: [xsl] xslt and the filesystem

Subject: Re: [xsl] xslt and the filesystem
From: tom.kirkpatrick@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 11:33:28 +0000
yes it is being pulled from an http server (apache), but how would I get 
the XML representation of the filesystem? Is that something I can create 
with an xslt stylesheet?

David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
22/02/2005 11:23
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        Subject:        Re: [xsl] xslt and the filesystem

Is it possible for xsl/xpath, via the document() function, to read in all
files in a particular directory...

Off the filesystem, probably not, no (but see below).
If you are pulling the files from an http sserver then yes, you just
need to configure the server to send an xml representation of the
directory list instead of an html index file.

Off the file system you are really requesting a URI of the form
so in some settings (eg java I would guess, although I don't really do
java) If you have an entity resolver set up that picks up file: URI
protocol then again you can return anything you like, including an xml
representation of the directory list.


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