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From Clive Hackney <clive.hack...@accidentgroup.com>
Subject Problems generating PDF files using request parameters
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2001 10:50:00 GMT
> Hi,
> 
> Am having a problem getting the request parameters (submitted from a form)
> into a PDF document.
> 
> The code I am using is as follows. In the site map ( the one used for the
> demos ) I have added the following code
> 	<!-- generates the form -->
> 	<map:match pattern="subpage">
>         <map:generate src="clives/docs/subpage.xml"/>
>         	<map:transform
> src="clives/stylesheets/simple-page2html.xsl"/>
>         <map:serialize/>
> 	</map:match>
> 	<!-- generates the PDF document -->
>    <map:match pattern="endpage">
> 	<map:generate type="serverpages" src="clives/docs/endpage.xml"/> 
> 	<map:transform src="clives/stylesheets/simple-page2fo.xsl">
> 	  <map:parameter name="use-request-parameters" value="true"/>
>       </map:transform>
>     	<map:serialize type="fo2pdf"/>	
> 
>    </map:match>
> 
> When the PDF document is generated the parameter values are missing, the
> style sheets are copies on ones used in the sample pages supplied. The
> contents of endpage.xml are as follows.
> 
> <xsp:page
>    language="java"
>    xmlns:xsp="http://apache.org/xsp"
>    xmlns:xsp-formval="http://apache.org/xsp/form-validator/2.0"
>    xmlns:xsp-request="http://apache.org/xsp/request/2.0"
> >
> <page>
> 	<xsp:logic>
> 		String msg = request.getParameter("paraText");
> 	</xsp:logic>
> 	<para><xsp:expr>msg</xsp:expr></para>
> 	<title>THIS is the end my friend</title>
> 	<para><xsp-request:get-parameter name="paraText"
> default="bugger"/></para>
> 	<para><xsp-request:get-parameter name="inputText" default="fred"
> /></para>
> </page>
> </xsp:page>
> 
> The parameter names are correct! , when I change the style sheet to
> simple-page2html and remove the type from the serialize tag, it generates
> the page fine in html with all the parameters in place.
> 
> Any ideas? is this a bug, or am I missing something when trying to convert
> to pdf. It appears to be stripping of the request parameters. 
> 
FYI I am  using Cocoon 2 running in tomcat 3.2.2 on a windows 2000 platform.

> Cheers
> 
> Clive
> 
> Software Developer
> The Accident Group
> 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
> Tel	 0161 778 6199
> www.accidentgroup.com
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