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Subject: Re: [xsl] Templates not applied to output of document HTTP call
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:49:53 +0100

OK that was funny.

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The code below ignores it's input and is supposed to apply templates
>> to the output of the HTTP call in the doc function, however it hangs.
>
>>     <xsl:template match="/">
>>        <xsl:apply-templates select="doc('http://blah')"/>
>>     </xsl:template>
>
> This is a classic gotcha - your root matching template will endlessly
> 'loop' as you apply-templates to document node returned by the doc()
> function.
>
> The solution is to do select="doc('http://blah')/*" or use modes if
> you need to handle the document node.
>
>
>
> --
> Andrew Welch
> http://andrewjwelch.com


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