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From Bojan Smojver <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] valueFile for ReplaceFilter
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2001 22:39:29 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:
> I suspect document() must have been defined in XSLT spec though I don't
> have it handy. Basically it loads a document from a url and from memory
> returns reference to top level nodeset. (or it may be document root - can't
> remember).

You were right on the money on this one! I was looking in the wrong
spec. Section 12.1 Multiple Source Documents of the XSLT spec nicely
explains this function, even to the idiots like me :-(

> WHich in your case would load the menu data file and apply transforms -
> which is exactly what you after I think ;)

Thanks! It works perfectly.

Anyway, the Ant patch itself might be useful to someone else doing
something totally different, don't you think? Actually, I have developed
an improved version of the patch (throws BuildException if valueFile
isn't found instead of returning an empty string) and I'll also add a
few words to the documentation and submit another patch.


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