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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: patch for an entityResolver problem in xsl stylesheets ...
Date Fri, 01 Sep 2006 20:46:40 GMT
Nathaniel Alfred wrote:
> Hi Hussayn,
> thanks for sharing your patch.
> I'll have a look at it.

IIUC, the problem with this patch is that it drops usage of Source and replaces 
it with jaxp API. Which means, if bug description is correct, that Source still 
is not using entity resolver as one would expect, and any other XML file (beside 
XSLT) won't be able to use entity resolver as well.

Preferred bug fix IMHO should fix the original issue - source not using entity 
resolver - instead of bypassing it.


> Cheers, Alfred.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: news [] On Behalf Of Hussayn dabbous
> Sent: Mittwoch, 30. August 2006 22:48
> To:
> Subject: patch for an entityResolver problem in xsl stylesheets ...
> Hi;
> I tried to use external entities like &uuml; etc. in xsl stylesheets.
> For this purpose in first place i added a DOCTYPE definition on top of
> my stylesheet, i.e.:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE mydoc [
>    <!ENTITY % ISOlat1 PUBLIC "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Latin
> 1//EN//XML" "ISOlat1.pen"> %ISOlat1;
> ]><xsl:stylesheet version="1.0">
> ...
> I assumed, the default entity resolver would resolve the ISOlat1.pen,
> but it did not!
> I tracked this down and found, that entity resolution only works
> correctly when i
> set the SYSTEM identifier to the absolute location of the external
> entity file. I did
> not like this "hack", hence i tracked the problem further down and
> eventually found
> one location in which apparently needs a modification
> in order to inject
> the correct EntityResolver to work as expected.
> I finally created a patch, which adds Entity resolving within XSLT
> processing wherever
> a document(), import or include is performed. i did not check whether
> this patch works
> recursively (follows an import within an imported xsl), but it looks
> like it would do ...
> The patch has been created against cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X
> It works for me. Hopefully it is usefull for others and does not break
> code at other
> places. If anyone would like to review the patch and give some feedback,
> That would be great ;-)
> best regards,
> Hussayn

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