Re: [xsl] Generating XML fragment to DOM node using XSL

Subject: Re: [xsl] Generating XML fragment to DOM node using XSL
From: Tim Meals <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 11:42:57 -0800
Steve --

Xalan's right.  An XML document may have only one root node.  If I'm
dealing with the DOM, I either keep a handle to the root node, or
retrieve it from the document, and append to it.  Not having Javadocs
open, here's what it would look like off the top of my head:

// Get the root node, assuming "doc" is a Document
Node root = doc.getDocumentElement();
root.append( new Element( "RootsChild" ) );

Of course, you can add Text nodes, attributes, etc. in here too.

Best of luck,

On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 11:25, Steve Dussinger wrote:
> Hi All:
> I am attempting to use an XSL stylesheet to take data from an existing
> DOM document, and place it into a different existing DOM document.
> The problem I'm having is that I get the following exception from
> Xalan-J (version 2.5.2), because I am not generating a single root
> node from my stylesheet:
> "Can't have more than one root on a DOM!"
> Now I understand that I can't create more than one root node on a DOM
> document, but since I'm generating these nodes into an already
> existing document, I assumed that this would not be an issue. I can
> generate a single root node as part of my transform, and all works
> fine, but the resulting data as placed into my destination document is
> screwed due to the addition of a new node.
> Is there some switch setting or something that I need to use to make
> this work? I'm fervently hoping that this is not something that "just
> can't be done using XSLT", and that I've just missed something in the
> docs...
> Any help greatly appreciated...
> Thanx,
>    Steve Dussinger
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