[xsl] XSLT Difference between xalan-j & new Xalan-Java2

Subject: [xsl] XSLT Difference between xalan-j & new Xalan-Java2
From: "Albert Tsun" <albert.tsun@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 17:55:59 +0800

Hi All,

I have downloaded the new Xalan-Java2, there is some difference from the
one I used.

(1)  In my old program,
processor.setStylesheetParam("outputpath", "'file:\\d:\\output'");
processor.setStylesheetParam("gendate", "'20001129'");

stylesheet :
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";

<xsl:param name="outputpath"
<xsl:param name="gendate" select="'20001231'"/>

<xsl:template match="SetReport2:Header">
    <xsl:variable name="file" select="concat('header_',$gendate,'.xml')"/>
    <redirect:write file="{$outputpath}/{$file}">
        <xsl:call-template name="print-header"/>

I works fine for xalan-j.

However, when I use the new API provided by Xalan-Java2, when I try to pass
"file:/d:/SETProject/output/" as outputpath parameter into the stylesheet,
the xalan XSLT transformer make the string value I passed to XSL becomes
quoted with "'" which makes the file path construction logic making an
invalid file path.

(2) Besides, in my previously worked XSL, I usually put below section at
the begining of each file

<!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
<!ENTITY nl "<xsl:text>&#xA;</xsl:text>">
<!ENTITY nbsp "<xsl:text>&#x20;</xsl:text>">

and I use
in somewhere inside the XSL.

However, when I use transform
        transformer = tFactory.newTransformer(new StreamSource(xslfile));

The parser seems to treat it as invalid syntax and shows error. However, it
 was OK when I use xalan-j.

Is there any ways I can solve it if I want to use the new Xalan-Java2 API ?

Thanks in advance.

"Jarno Elovirta" <jarno@xxxxxxxxxxxx> on 29/11/2000 01:47:00 PM

To:   Albert Tsun/Excel

Subject:  RE: URL stroke passing in XSL

Hip hei!

>     <redirect:write select="{$outputpath}/{$file}">

Instead use

  <redirect:write file="{$outputpath}/{$file}">

I think that should work, since the select attribute interprets it's value
as an XPath expression. But then again it's 7:47 AM here, so I might be
wrong ;)

Jarno Elovirta

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