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RE: [xsl] appending to result-document

From: "Michael Kay" <mike@------------>
Date: 8/3/2005 7:59:00 AM
Yes, for producing a log like this I would recommend xsl:message. The Saxon
implementation of xsl:message allows you some control over the formatting
and destination of the messages (but only from Java, not from the command

The other way to do it is to write a single result tree that contains real
output interleaved with log output, and then postprocess it (pipelining
again!) with a transformation that makes two passes over the input,
outputting first the "real output" and then the "log".

Michael Kay 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sam D. Chuparkoff [mailto:sdc@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 03 August 2005 03:14
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] appending to result-document
> On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 14:48 +0100, Rahil wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > I have an xsl file which has two output formats. The first 
> one is .html 
> > and the other is a named xml output.
> > The output I want is two files: (i) mainResult.html , (ii) Log.xml
> > -------------
> > <Results xmlns:saxon="">
> >     <Term>Log1</Term>
> >    <Term>Log2</Term>
> > </Results>
> > -----------------
> > 
> > How do I append xml tags in the log.xml file in the midst 
> of general 
> > .html output ?
> > 
> > Appreciate all help.
> Michael's response is of course spot on. I can understand your
> motivation, however, as log.xml really is just that: a log. In similar
> situations I've used xsl:message.
> Anybody else willing to confess to having done this, or at 
> least having
> the temptation?
> sdc
> > Thanks
> > Rahil


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