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From Lars Huttar <>
Subject Re: Accessing value of contextPath
Date Fri, 25 Aug 2006 20:19:38 GMT
On 8/25/2006 2:16 PM, Schultz, Gary - COMM wrote:
> I running Cocoon 2.1.8.
> I'm building a custom 404 page in Cocoon. What I want is for the error 
> page to display the Request URI to the user. At the moment I can only 
> access the value of the contextPath when it is used as the value of 
> the href attribute in a link <a> element. Whenever I try to access the 
> contextPath in any other way I get nothing.
> Here is code that works, I get the request URI from the contextPath:
> <a href="{$contextPath}">link</a>
> The following does not work, I would get an empty p element:
> <p><xsl:value-of select="$contextPath"/></p>
> So I just have a general question, Can the contextPath value be used 
> in any way other than the href attribute, and if so, how?
> Gary T. Schultz
> IT Administrator
> Wisconsin Dept. of Commerce
> 608-266-1283
That's strange. Any variable, regardless of where its value came from, 
should be just as accessible via <xsl:value-of select="$contextPath"/> 
as via href="{$contextPath}".
Can you show us more of your stylesheet? Presumably you're getting the 
context path from the request input module in the sitemap and passing it 
in to the stylesheet as a parameter?

You might also try switching XSLT processors (e.g. from Xalan to Saxon) 
and see if you get an illuminating error message or if the problem goes 


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