Re: [xsl] document() and node-list vs. tree fragment/

Subject: Re: [xsl] document() and node-list vs. tree fragment/
From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 17:45:33 -0400
[Michael Case]
> On Linux Xalan C++ v 1.1 I can use
>   <xsl:variable name="f2">
>     <xsl:copy-of select="document('testfile2.xml')"/>
>   </xsl:variable>
> and later
>     <xsl:apply-templates select="$f2"/>
> to merge xml files or extract-merge from a series of files.
> BUT xalan-j_2_2_D10 on DOS  and Xalan C++ v 1.2.0 both reject it.
> (Location of error unknown)XSLT Error (org.apache.xpath.XPathException):
> Can
> not
> convert #RTREEFRAG to a NodeList!
> Does "Can not convert..." indicate a rule or indicate a failure in the
> xalan-j implemenation? In other words, document() supposed to return a
> fragment or a node-set?

It's not document(), but xsl:copy-of that is creating the
result-tree-fragment.  Just use

<xsl:variable name='f2' select='document("testfile2.xml")'/>


Tom P

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