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From Michael French <>
Subject RE: Different Stylesheets depending on requestParameter
Date Mon, 01 May 2000 13:54:02 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald Ball []
> Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 1:31 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Different Stylesheets depending on requestParameter
> Actually, I've been meaning to write in a bug report 
> regarding this for a little while and kept forgetting. 
> The problem is that xalan barfs when you
> try to pass in some valid http request parameters as xslt processor
> parameters - namely, those that contain colons. I've been patching my
> production cocoon to ignore request parameters whose names 
> contain colons.
> Should I roll that patch into the main cocoon branch? Should we turn
> colons into some other characters as part of the import process? Does
> anyone else know if there are other valid httpd request 
> parameters that
> xalan won't accept as is?

Presumably it's the standard restriction on xsl:variable to be an
XML namespace QName. The colon ':' signifies a namespace prefix.
So only letters, digits, and delimiters '.' '-' '_' are allowed. 


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