Re: reading from external documents in XSLFO
- Thank you for your response. I did try using entity inside the style
sheet. Somehow the style sheet is not picking up the entity name.
Here is the structure:
<!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
<!ENTITY Grp "document(...)/root/grp" >
The document() refereces an external xml file of the structure:
I reference this entity using &Grp; on the style sheet. But the style
sheet is not recognizing it.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
--- In XSL-FO@yahoogroups.com, "W. Eliot Kimber" <ekimber@...> wrote:
> G. Ken Holman wrote:
> > Yes, sometimes elaborate predicates are required to engage a number
> > of different conditions simultaneously.
> Depending on the complexity of what you're trying to do, it might be
> easier to implement or maintain either of these options:
> - Preprocess the input to do the filtering to an intermediate document
> and then apply the formatting rules to the intermediate result. This
> then separates the concerns of filtering from the concerns of
> (this is what the DITA Open Toolkit does, for example). You can do this
> all in one style sheet or do it as two separate transforms in a
> - Encapsulate the conditional check into one or more functions that
> hide the details of the check and put the details into one place. This
> is easier in XSLT 2 where stylesheet-defined functions are part of the
> language, rather than an extension as they are in XSLT 1.
> Also, if your predicate statements are long and repeated, you can put
> them into an internal text entity like so:
> <!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
> <!ENTITY pred1 "this is a really long and gnarly predicate" >
> <xsl:template match="*[&pred1;]">
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