As is my habit, immediately after breaking down and asking for help I found the answer myself.


For those who were curious, all I had to do was set the base.dir parameter in the docbook xsl.


Sorry for adding noise to the channel,



From: Jeff Hooker []
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 8:44 AM
Subject: [saxon] Directing chunked output to a specific directory using 6.5.5


Hi all,


I’m a little stumped. I’m not sure if I should be posting this to this list or docbook-apps.


I’m using Saxon 6.5.5 from the command line, and when I attempt to use it against the docbook-xsl eclipse stylesheets (which using chunking, of course) the output is consistently sent to stdout. I’ve found the Saxon command line parameters for defining the output if it is a single file, but I can’t find anything for when the output is a specific directory.


I’m actually using Saxon 9 for the vast majority of my toolchain, but apparently there is not yet a version of the docbook-xsl sheets that accommodate xsl 2.0, so I’m switching back to Saxon 6.5.5 for this last link. If there is a smarter way of doing this, I’m all ears.





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