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Re: Merging multiple documents with document() funtion

Subject: Re: Merging multiple documents with document() funtion
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:26:40 -0500
fax and 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 down).
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 is 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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