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Re: [xsl] links don't work when IE transforms local XSL document
Subject: Re: [xsl] links don't work when IE transforms local XSL document|
From: Anton Triest <anton@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 23:18:31 +0200
What do you mean by "broken"? Do you mean that the page looks right butThe page looks right, and when I hover the links, the status bar shows
the correct URL
nothing happens when you click on one of the links? Or does the page
not look as expected?
(file:///C:/.../anchors.xsl#s2) but when I click on one of the links, IE
shows its errorpage
"The page cannot be displayed" with error msg "Cannot find server or DNS
It sounds like IE gets confused when you try to load an xsl document as!! Now there's a new element, and it becomes even stranger to me... I
was pretty sure
the xml source. Perhaps IE is trying to be too smart for its own good,
and makes a guess about what you want, which unfortunately is a wrong
guess. Or perhaps IE has a bug that is preventing the links from being
interpreted as hyperlinks when it transforms a file with the .xsl
extension. You didn't say if you were loading the file from the file
system or through a web server, and it might even be that you would get
different results in the two cases.
that I had tested both cases, but now I see that the error only occurs
if I load the xsl
from the local filesystem. So you're right: different results in the two
I have put a testcase online so everyone who wants can try it out
(same stylesheet I already posted earlier):
If you open these links in IE, the anchors work. But if you download the
files and display
the local copies in IE, they are broken (except for test.xml: that one
it's exactly the same file as test.xsl, only the name is different).
Apart from the broken
links, the pages look perfectly correct (CSS styles included).
If it is an IE bug, there could be an easy workaround, although youYeah I guess I could do that but in this particular case it doesn't help
much; the whole point
would have to try it out to make sure it works with IE. Use a dummy
file for your source, as in your cut-down example above. In the root
(and only) element, include the url of the file you actually want to
transform (like the stylesheet). Get that document using document(),and
transform that instead of the dummy source document.
of my xdoc experiment is to be able to just open a stylesheet in a
browser to view it with its
documentation.. Well, it's not that important, I just wanted to find out
what happens, and why,
and it seems more and more obvious that this is a bug in IE. Another
reason to "get Firefox"?
(I really like Firefox, it's my default browser for quite some time already)
Alternatively, use the dummy source file without the url of the realHow can I pass parameters in IE (or in Moz, for that matter)? I always
thought that's not possible..
target, and feed the url in as a parameter, then get the document using
document() and transform it as above.
I admit this is a bit strange, but if you actually are dealing with an
IE bug, it might work, and it wouldn't be very hard to implement.