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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Failing to resolve olinkdb.xml

Hi Paul,
This is the result of a design decision for olinking.  From the point of
view of the XSLT processor, a relative path in a stylesheet is never taken
relative to where the command is run.  Rather, by default it is taken
relative to where the stylesheet is located.  I made a design decision that
the location of the stylesheet is not the likely location of a targets
database, for several reasons:

a.  the database is closely tied to the documents,
b.  more than one olink database may be in use, so that more than one
document collection can be handled.
c.  the stylesheet directory is often not writable, which makes managing the
database difficult.

In the case of target.database.document, the template named
'select.target.database' template in common/olink.xsl opens the database
using this syntax:

  <xsl:variable name="target.database"

The "/" after the comma in the document() function means to take the
location of the database as relative to the XML document being processed.
That's why you see that path in the error message.  If you want to change
this behavior, then copy the 'select.target.database' template to your
customization and remove the second argument in the document function:

  <xsl:variable name="target.database"

Then the location of the file will be taken as relative to the location of
the stylesheet, which matches your setup.  Or supply a full path for the
target.database.document (which can be remapped with a catalog file if

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Moloney" <paul_moloney@hotmail.com>
To: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:55 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Failing to resolve olinkdb.xml

> I'm trying to implement olink'ing in a set of documents for the
> first time and encountering the following problem.
> The test document structure is like this:
> /-
>  |- valista_manual.xsl (customised layer)
>  |- olinkdb.xml
>   |-src
>      |-administrator_guide
>           |-administrator_guide.xml
>      |- getting_started
>           |-getting_started.xml
> However, when--from the above root directory--I run the following
> command:
> xsltproc  --output administrator_guide.fo \
>     --stringparam target.database.document "olinkdb.xml"  \
>     --stringparam current.docid "administrator_guide" \
>     valista_manual.xsl \
>     src/administrator_guide/administrator_guide.xml
> ..then the output contains the following error:
> warning: failed to load external entity
> "src/administrator_guide/olinkdb.xml"
> Olink error: could not open target database 'olinkdb.xml'.
> Why is the command looking for olinkdb.xml in the administrator_guide
> directory rather than in the same directory as the command is run, can
> anyone guess?
> Thanks,
> -pm
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