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Re: [xsl] Saxon via Ant - Getting started

Subject: Re: [xsl] Saxon via Ant - Getting started
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:31:39 +0000

We established recently that this doesn't work. When you use the <xslt> task in Ant, it instantiates an XMLReader and constructs a SAXSource containing this XMLReader; under these circumstances, Saxon will use the XMLReader in the SAXSource in preference to the one nominated as the SourceParserClass to Saxon. For 9.5 I've added yet-another configuration option that will cause Saxon to ignore the supplied XMLReader and substitute its own, but for the moment, I think you need to use the java task rather than the xslt task.

I don't remember exactly when the -x option was introduced. You might be using an old version of Saxon, or the wrong version of the documentation. I would recommend using Saxon 9.x even when you are running XSLT 1.0 stylesheets, unless they are dependent on Saxon extensions that have not been maintained in the current product -- but I don't think that's the case with the standard docbook stylesheets.

Michael Kay

On 30/01/2013 12:19, Kerry, Richard wrote:

I've just started trying to use Ant to get some Docbook XSL processed via Saxon 6. Previously I've been doing it using batch files, and could successfully sun Saxon 6.5 with the catalog resolver, and get the results I wanted.

However, I seem to be having some problems getitng it to work in ant.
Really I'm looking for a simple example of an ant <xslt> task showing the reference to the Saxon and resolver jars, and the catalog manager folder (or its .properties file).

When I try doing it by calling Saxon from a <java> task I get a message about it not understanding the -x option, so I thought I'd stick with the <xslt> task as it is more specific.

Regards, Richard.

Richard Kerry
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