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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] unresolved xincludes with xsltproc

On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 06:38:13PM -0800, Bob Stayton wrote:
> I notice when using XIncludes with xsltproc that
> it will report an error when it cannot open
> the file referenced by the href attribute.  But
> if you use the xpointer syntax, there is no error
> if the file is there but the xpointer does
> not resolve.
> For example, a bad filename:
> <xi:include href="badname.xml#foo"/>
> will fail with this message:
> warning: failed to load external entity "badname.xml"
> XInclude: could not load badname.xml#foo, and no fallback was found
> But when I use a good filename but a bad id
> in the xpointer, I get no error message at all:
> <xi:include href="goodname.xml#nosuchid"/>
> Neither xmllint nor xsltproc report this as a problem.
> Nor does it use the fallback, if it is specified.
> But of course, this is a problem if content goes missing
> because of a typo in the xpointer expression.
> I realize that an xpath expression that resolves
> to no nodes is a valid expression, but it is not
> what was intented.
> Does anyone have a way to flag such missing XIncludes?

  Hum, sounds like a sub-resource error, did you tried with libxml2-2.6.x ?
IF you still see the problem, please bugzilla it:


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