Re: Problem using document() to access another XML fil
document('/formats.xml' is the formats.xml really at the root of your filesystem (or http server)? if the file is in the same directory as your main source file, you don't want that / in front of formats. ',/*) no need for the * there just the single / node would be enough, you just need any node in the document, used to get the base uri for the relative yur in the first argument. Once you have the right file path to your document you just need to make sure that you get the Xpaths in the dvariable definition to match up. For example <xsl:variable name="format" select="document('/formats.xml',/*)/node()/formats/format[@id=./file/@type]" /> if you changed that to <xsl:variable name="format" select="document('formats.xml',/)/node()/formats/format[@id=./file/@type]" /> then it would be the empty set, as document('formats.xml',/) is the root node (/) of the document, so document('formats.xml',/)/node()/ is all the child nodes of that, which is probably just the formats element. Then document('formats.xml',/)/node()/formats/ is the formats children of the formats element, and there is no such child so this is the empty node set. So, you could fix that to be select="document('formats.xml',/)/formats/format[@id=./file/@type] now document('formats.xml',/)/formats/format would select al the format elements so document('formats.xml',/)/formats/format[@id=./file/@type] selects all the format elements whose id attribute is equal to the string value of the type attribute of a child element called file. No format element has a child element called file, so the right hand side of the = acts as the empty string, and no format element has an id attribure with value "" so no format elements are selected by this filter. You don't want the file element child of the format element, you want the file element child of the element that was current at the outer expression, so that is "document('formats.xml',/)/formats/format[@id=current()/file/@type]" David -- http://www.dcarlisle.demon.co.uk/matthew ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star Internet. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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