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RE: Using document()

Subject: RE: Using document()
From: "Passin, Tom" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 10:55:00 -0400
RE:  Using document()
[ Adam van den Hoven]
> I want to use the following:
> <xsl:apply-templates select="document('#id2')" /> 
> Ok, I'd never actually use this. In reality its something like:
> <xsl:apply-templates select="document(@xlink:href)" />
> which is likely to contain simply fragment identifiers since 
> I'm using XLinks to normalize a sitemap hierarchy. 
> When I try to run this as part of a transform, I get an error 
> saying that the file (fully resolved to refer to the source 
> doc) cannot be found. Is this a problem with how I'm doing 
> things or perhaps a problem with app I'm using to develop 
> templates with (Stylus Studio)?

You are asking to retrieve a document whose url is "#id2".  This is a
relative url.  The base of relative urls is normally the stylesheet
itself, which is probably not what you want here.  What did you want to
retrieve?  If you expected to retrieve an element from the XML source
document whose id is "id2", you can get it, for example, with
//*[@id='id2'] (which would work even in the absence of a DTD that
declares the id attribute to be of type ID), or perhaps by other more
efficient expressions depending on what you know about the source


Tom P

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