Re: Loading an external file of index

Subject: Re: Loading an external file of index
From: Jeni Tennison <Jeni.Tennison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 12:29:20 +0100
At 12:42 PM 6/22/00 +0200, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
>I haven't tested it since my favorite XSLT processors is lacking key
>support, but something like :
><xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";
>        <xsl:output method="html" indent="no"/>
>	<xsl:key name="mysetofkeys" 
>             match="document('../shared/shared.xml')/keybase/key" 
>	     use="@name"/>
>          ....
></xsl:stylesheet >
>should work from my understanding of the rec.

Unfortunately, I know from struggling with some fairly recent questions
that this doesn't work.  You can't use the document() function within the
'match' attribute of xsl:key.  Instead, define the key as if the input
document was the one with the keys in, at the top level of the stylesheet:

  <xsl:key name="mysetofkeys" match="/keybase/key" use="@name" />

Then, when you want to use it, put the key() function within an
xsl:for-each that has the document that holds the keys as its 'select'

  <xsl:template match="keyref">
    <xsl:variable name="keyrefname" select="@name" />
    <xsl:for-each select="document('../shared/shared.xml')">
      <b><xsl:value-of select="key('mysetofkeys', $keyrefname)/ACRONYM" /></b>

This is kind of explained in the XSLT Recommendation at, right at the end of that section.

I hope that helps,


Dr Jeni Tennison
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