[oXygen-user] Validating multi-file XSL transformations with

Mary Ellen Foster
Mon Jun 12 09:44:14 CDT 2006

I've just started playing with oXygen as an XML plug-in for Eclipse.
So far, it seems great; however, I've got a large set of XSL
stylesheets I'd like to work on, and unfortunately the built-in
validation says that they're invalid. They do currently work, using
Xalan as the XSL-processing engine, so I'm reluctant to change the
structure radically.

In a nutshell, here's what's happening; this is obviously a huge
simplification, and in the real project I get a *zillion* similar

----- Main file -----
    <xsl:include href="include/file1.xsl"/>
    <xsl:include href="include/file2.xsl"/>
----- End main file -----

----- include/file1.xsl -----
    <xsl:variable name="foo">abc</xsl:variable>
----- End of file1.xsl -----

----- include/file2.xsl -----
    <xsl:template match="root">
        <root foo="{$foo}"/>
----- End of file2.xsl -----

This successfully transforms the tiny document "<root/>" into "<root
foo='abc'/>"; however, when I open include/file2.xsl in oXygen, I
always get a warning that variable "foo" has not been initialised. Is
there a way to make that not happen?

Thanks for any suggestions,


Mary Ellen Foster

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