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Re: [xsl] xsl:param may not be used here

From: "Manny Hellstern" <mhellste@----------->
Date: 8/28/2001 11:27:00 AM

Thanks for the input. I obviously don't understand the significance of the 
namespace. My interpretation of everything I read was that the namespace was 
only providing a way to distinguish between similar tags and that there was 
not inherent "functionality" associated with the namespace.

I'll hit the sites you recommended to try to clear up my misunderstanding.


From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] xsl:param may not be used here
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:50:13 -0400


Did my answer of yesterday not appear? You aren't using XSL, as is
indicated by the namespace in your stylesheet element,
xmlns:xsl="". Really, check out the MSXML FAQ at, digest it, and upgrade your processor to
recognize the correct namespace,
xmlns:xsl="". Then change your
stylesheet accordingly.

Until you do this, your stylesheets will be an exercise in futility, and no
one on this list will be able to help you. You are getting the error
because you are using XSLT syntax in a stylesheet (and a processor) which
is not XSL-conformant.

Good luck,

At 01:51 PM 8/28/01, you wrote:

Can anyone tell me why I get the message shown in the email subject line?
In the XSL snippet below, my goal is to pass in the value for the the
parameter "filter" based on selections made from an HTML page and have the
XSL file select and transform a sub-set of XML nodes to fill in the
"innerHTML" property of a DIV tag. The XSL file works without the
<xsl:param> tag:

<xsl:apply-templates select="//SECTION[@Id='Terms']" />

but as soon as I try to introduce <xsl:param ... it dies.

I haven't figured out how I'm going to set the parameter from the HTML
page just yet since I can't get the parameter to work when it is hard
coded.  Any insight into how to do that would also be welcome.

XSL file:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="">
<xsl:param name="filter" select="//SECTION[@Id='Terms']" />
<xsl:template match="/">
 <xsl:apply-templates select="$filter" />
 I have templates in this section

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