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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: locating stylesheets with a param

Bob Stayton wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 10:21:03AM -0700, Eric Richardson wrote:
>>I'm hope someone has dealt with this before. I would like to have the 
>>flexibility to *not* have driver files in the file system near the 
>>docbook-xsl but also I don't want to hard code the import of the 
>>stylesheets. Currently I have the following directories.
>>In the driver file I have the following which I call from my make system 
>>with the xslt processor.
>><xsl:import href="../docbook-xsl/xhtml/docbook.xsl"/>
>>This works fine but if I have a special document, I would like to keep 
>>the special driver with the doc rather than just using the generic 
>>driver in the drivers directory.
>>With a previous post about params, I can get a param into the stylesheet 
>>but import seems to have to be first in the stylesheet so I use a param 
>>with import. xsl:include allows the param first but I can't get the 
>>param into the href.
>><xsl:param name="jdbk.home"/>
>><xsl:include href="/$jdbk.home/docbook-xsl/xhtml/docbook.xsl"/>
>>Is something like the above possible?
>>You can't put an element like <xsl:value-of select="$jdbk.home"/> in the 
>>attribute value so I'm not sure this is possible. Even if this is 
>>possible will include work okay as I'm not sure exactly how template 
>>overriding occurs and how it is different based on include versus import.
> No, it isn't possible to use params in xsl:include or
> xsl:import href attributes.  The solution is to
> use XML catalog files to remap the URI to different
> actual file paths.  You can create different catalog files
> for different purposes, and your command line can select the
> appropriate catalog file.

> There is help for setting up catalog files in Dave Pawson's FAQ:
> http://www.dpawson.co.uk/docbook/catalogs.html
> but I think that FAQ is off the air at the moment?
> Has it been moved, or will it be coming back?

I'll take a look at the FAQ if it comes back up.


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