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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: Using docbook chunk.xsl with cocoon
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2003 01:58:45 GMT
Hi Jerome,

you are right, XPathTransformer won't fit your requirements.

I use some stylesheets with xalan:redirect extension for debugging 
outputs, so there should not be a problem in general. But I don't know 
the exact implementation/usage of xalan redirect in DocBook xsl. I can 
imagine that no output is created from the transformation itself, but 
only to xalan redirect. This means you have no response to send to the 

But why using chunk.xsl on the fly? Are these dynamic data? We use it 
for online help for example and the chunk.xsl is used at build time, not 
at request/run time.



Jerome Paul wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
>   I'm not sure that XPathTransformer does exactly what I need.  Basically
> chunk.xsl breaks an xml file to varying depths (user specified) for my case
> it breaks the document into chapters.  When I transform an xml document from
> the command line using xalan it puts each chapter into a seperate file and
> creates an index for each chapter and at the begining an overall index for
> the document.  It also creates next and previous tabs to traverse the
> document.  Correct me if I'm wrong but using XPathTransformer I'd have to
> convert to a single document and specify a different url filter for each
> chapter.  Idealy what I want is a way to get cocoon to convert the xml
> document using chunk.xsl without modification but I accept that this
> probably isn't possible.  As I'm completly new to cocoon I have no idea if
> this is possible any ideas?
> cheers
> Jerome
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Turner []
> Sent: Saturday, 25 January 2003 3:13 PM
> To: ''
> Subject: Re: Using docbook chunk.xsl with cocoon
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 04:45:43PM +1000, Jerome Paul wrote:
>>  I'm trying to convert xml documents using
>>docbook-xsl-1.58.1\html\chunk.xsl with tomcat 4.0 and cocoon 2.0.4
>>windows 2000.  Anyway the conversion takes a while (it's converting a
>>decent sized xml document) when the conversion stops Internet explorer
>>displays nothing when using the standard html\docbook.xsl it work fine.
>>I'm pretty sure that the error is with the chunk.xsl because it's been
>>hardcoded to write to the hdd and the way it actually creates many web
>>pages instead of a single page.  Has anyone else had this problem?
>>what's the solution that other people have used?
> Er.. what does chunk.xsl do?  The one on my hdd doesn't seem to write to
> disk..
> Would I be correct in guessing that chunk.xsl breaks a large Docbook file
> into chapters or something?  If so, you could use the XPathTransformer in
> Cocoon bugzilla to achieve the same thing.  that's how I generated the
> chapter views of a single XML file user manual at:
> I can post details if that's the problem you're trying to solve.
> --Jeff

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