RE: [xsl] coping with missing external document

Subject: RE: [xsl] coping with missing external document
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:38:06 +0100
> I'm using Saxon for all XSLT work in the project apart from 
> the pathway into and out of FrameMaker. Frame has some 
> features which technical authors like very much, so I need to 
> support it. Unfortunately there appears to be no way to 
> change the XSL processor which Frame uses, we're stuck with Xalan.
> For the moment I've specified that the author must always 
> check the Frame document (in Frame) for unresolved references 
> before saving it, but it would be nice if I could fail 
> gracefully and not leave an invalid document behind.

If FrameMaker allows you to configure Xalan with a URIResolver then you may
be able to handle the situation at that level, for example by returning a
standard <error/> document when the URI cannot be retrieved.

Michael Kay

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