Paul, your problem is with the default namespace decl: xmlns=" http://apache.org/cocoon/status". This means the name "statusinfo" is really something like "http://apache.org/cocoon/status#statusinfo", if you get what I mean. So, match="statusinfo" never matches, and it falls back to the default templates, which correctly produce your result. You need to do something like: Please note that the default namespace is not used in xpaths. So, you can NOT do: -scott Paul Russell To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org Sent by: Paul Russell cc: (bcc: Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus) 07/02/2000 06:46 PM Please respond to cocoon-dev Hi Guys. Need you to help me confirm I'm not (a) insane or (b) stupid. I'm writing a custom generator for Cocoon2 to produce status info (ala Cocoon1's /Cocoon.xml). The producer produces: 3362808 937072 1.2.2 Sun Microsystems Inc. Linux i386 2.4.0-test1 .:./bin/../lib/ant.jar:./bin/../lib/cocoon-latest.jar:./bin/../lib/fop_0_13_0.jar:./bin/../lib/jasper.jar:./bin/../lib/js.jar:./bin/../lib/jstyle.jar:./bin/../lib/servlet.jar:./bin/../lib/servlet_2_2.jar:./bin/../lib/stylebook-1.0-b2.jar:./bin/../lib/svgv_0_8.jar:./bin/../lib/test:./bin/../lib/webserver.jar:./bin/../lib/xalan_1_0_1.jar:./bin/../lib/xerces_1_1_2.jar:./bin/../lib/xml.jar:/usr/local/jdk1.2.2/lib/tools.jar:/usr/share/java/repository:/usr/local/jdk1.2.2/lib/tools.jar:/usr/share/java/xalan.jar:/usr/share/java/xerces.jar:/usr/share/java/cocoon.jar:/usr/share/java/fop.jar The stylesheet is the oh-so-involved: The output is: 33095605308961.2.2Sun Microsystems Inc.Linuxi3862.4.0-test1.:./bin/../lib/ant.jar:./bin/../lib/cocoon-latest.jar:./bin/../lib/fop_0_13_0.jar:./bin/../lib/jasper.jar:./bin/../lib/js.jar:./bin/../lib/jstyle.jar:./bin/../lib/servlet.jar:./bin/../lib/servlet_2_2.jar:./bin/../lib/stylebook-1.0-b2.jar:./bin/../lib/svgv_0_8.jar:./bin/../lib/test:./bin/../lib/webserver.jar:./bin/../lib/xalan_1_0_1.jar:./bin/../lib/xerces_1_1_2.jar:./bin/../lib/xml.jar:/usr/local/jdk1.2.2/lib/tools.jar:/usr/share/java/repository:/usr/local/jdk1.2.2/lib/tools.jar:/usr/share/java/xalan.jar:/usr/share/java/xerces.jar:/usr/share/java/cocoon.jar:/usr/share/java/fop.jar ... which I can't work out at *all*. I was expecting the somewhat more mundane: Has anyone got any ideas? I can't work out whether this is a bug (in Xalan), or whether I've left my brain somewhere embarasing this evening! Heeeeelp! Cheers, Paul -- Paul Russell Technical Director, http://www.luminas.co.uk Luminas Ltd.