Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

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dmanineelu
Posts: 6

Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:05 pm

Hello,

How can I use Editor Variables in XSLTOperation ? Something like following

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" exclude-result-prefixes="xs">
  <xsl:import href="xsl/comand.xslt"/> 
  <xsl:variable name="command" select="'insert.inlinetopic'"/>
   <xsl:variable name="param1" select="${ask('Message', generic, 'default_value')}"/> 
</xsl:stylesheet>


Thank you
alex_jitianu
Posts: 604

Re: Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:24 pm

Hello,

Unfortunately the XSLTOperation doesn't currently expand editor variables but I'll add an improvement request for it. Until then, I suggest creating your own custom XSLTOperation. Instructions on how to create a custom operation are found inside topic How to Add a Custom Operation to an Existing Document Type. Once you get the oXygen SDK as described in the topic, inside it you will find the source code for XSLTOperation. You can copy all of it in you own operation. All that you have to change (in theory) is to pass the script (which is the XSLT) through the following call (so that the variables are expanded):

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ro.sync.util.editorvars.EditorVariables.expandEditorVariables(String, String)


Best regards,
Alex
dmanineelu
Posts: 6

Re: Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:11 pm

Hallo Alex,

Thank you but expandEditorVariables is not working for ${ask}. I tried in following both ways

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ro.sync.util.editorvars.EditorVariables.expandEditorVariables(sbefore,authorAccess.getEditorAccess().getEditorLocation().toURI().toString());

and

authorAccess.getUtilAccess().expandEditorVariables(sbefore, authorAccess.getEditorAccess().getEditorLocation());


In both cases ${ask} Editor variable did not work but some other variables like ${oxygenHome} are working.

Thank you
alex_jitianu
Posts: 604

Re: Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:36 pm

Hi,

I was convinced that EditorVariables.expandEditorVariables() handles the $ask variable too. It seems I was wrong and that code it's not available from the API. Sorry about that! Nevertheless, you can give up the $ask variable and instead present a dialog to the user using a JOptionPane.showInputDialog call. Afterwards you can put that value inside the XSLT.

Best regards,
Alex
stdu
Posts: 80

Re: Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi Alex,

just to be sure: the newer version of oXygen since June 2014 don't include an update, that enables the using of editor variables in the XSLTOperation?

Thx & kind regards,
Stefan
alex_jitianu
Posts: 604

Re: Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:04 am

Hi Stefan,

Nothing new in this area. But if we are to talk about the ${ask} variable in particular, I would say that is better not to expand it automatically before applying the transformation. The user interaction might be needed on a particular XSLT branch so it make sense to only present the dialog then and you can do it quite quickly with a JOptionPane:

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<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
    version="2.0"
    xmlns:jop="java:javax.swing.JOptionPane">
   
    <xsl:template match="p">
        <p>
            <xsl:value-of select="jop:showInputDialog(null, 'Get some input', '')"/>
        </p>
    </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>


Best regards,
Alex
stdu
Posts: 80

Re: Editor Variables in XSLTOperation

Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:38 pm

Thx for this useful hint!

Kind regards,
Stefan

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