Re: [xsl] Merging multiple documents with document() funtion

Subject: Re: [xsl] Merging multiple documents with document() funtion
From: "Paul Sprakes" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:32:54 -0000

Thanks for the help. I have only tried it out with IE6, so i will give
Mozilla a go (it has to be usable from within a browser).

Cheers, Paul.

----- Original Message -----
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [xsl] Merging multiple documents with document() funtion

> At 2002-01-14 18:47 +0000, Paul Sprakes wrote:
> >I have a source xml document which defines multiple url's to rss feeds. I
> >then use an xsl transformation to combine these using a call to
> >document(url) and then transform them into a single html page. Eveything
> >works fine until one of the url's can't be reached (i.e. server goes
> >When this happens, the processing stops
> This is an acceptable behaviour according to 12.1:
>    If there is an error retrieving the resource, then
>    the XSLT processor may signal an error; if it does
>    not signal an error, it must recover by returning
>    an empty node-set.
> >and no more url's will be loaded.
> >
> >Is there any way to get the processor to continue to the next url if the
> >prevous one cannot be resolved?
> This is a discretionary item for the processor to implement as it chooses
> according to the two behaviours described by the specification ... there
> no XSLT way to force one behaviour or the other, this is an aspect of
> vendor differentiation.  Check the documentation of the vendors' tools.
> .................. Ken
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