Re: [xsl] combining multiple documents

Subject: Re: [xsl] combining multiple documents
From: Steven Ericsson-Zenith <steven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:31:01 -0800
My example is both complete and explicit - you can run it to see the result. The problem is that the second reference to /document does not know the name to reference. From what you have said the second reference is, in fact, in scope; any the reference would be to the document that called the transform processing. So, it remains unclear to me why a simple reference to the key does not work and if a document specifier is required what, exactly, that reference would be.

With respect,

On Jan 26, 2008, at 12:25 PM, David Carlisle wrote:

Can you give brief examples of what you suggest below.
well it's ard as I don't know what transforation you are trying to do.
The list posting guidelines to state with good reason that it's a good
idea to post explict example.

earlier yu posted 2 input files and some example code, but you didn't
say what transform you were trying to do or what result you expected.

it was my expectation that
fn:doc would transform the file in the current scope.

doc() doesn't by itself transform anything, it selects a single document
node, the root of the specified file.

<xsl:apply-templates select=...
will apply  templates to whatever nodes are selected which may include
nodes from multiple files, using doc() or document() or collection().

Keys are global objects and are always in scope but each use of key()
only looks u matchig nodes in a songle document, so if you have two
$doc1 and $doc2 and the current node is in $doc2, but you need to look
up nodes in $doc1 then you need to use the 3rd argument to key,
Andrew gave examples of this earlier in the thread.


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