XML/XSL problems

Lars George lgeorge at gmx.net
Thu Oct 28 23:06:11 BST 1999


I just tried to transform some XML files into HTML using different XSL
stylesheets. I tried Oracles XML/XSL classes and XT/XP (even the XT
standalone Windows executable).

The problem I have that whatever I try all I get as an output to the
transformation is just the plain XSL file, with just minor changes in it.
All that happened is that tags like <xsl:apply-templates /> are transformed
into pairs like <xsl:apply-templates> </xsl:apply-templates>. But no trace
of reading in the XML data, all processing instructions are still the ones
from the XSL file.

At the end of my efforts I even tried to transform samples from the book
"XML Bible". They used XT and also showed what you have to type in to get
the results. BUT in my case that did not work either. I still get the plain
XSL file instead of a parsed HTML with the data from XML file in it.
BTW: The same XSL work if I include them into the XML using a link and then
display it with IE5. The result is correct, but only with IE5 not when I use
the same samples and the pure Java parsers/processors.

Question: What am I doing wrong here?


Lars George
Woodgate Research Pty Ltd
Brisbane, Australia

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