This basically means that the application (EditiX) is supplying the
XML to Saxon without saying where it came from. This will typically
(a) you supply the input in the form of an InputStream. Saxon just
sees the bytes of the InputStream, it doesn't know where they
(b) you supply the input in the form of a DOM. A DOM tree has no
useful base URI or document URI that Saxon can use.
The problem can only be fixed at application level.
On 28/03/2012 10:06, David Rudel wrote:
I'm trying to retrieve the URI of the base document. This should
be easily done with either:
And, indeed, when I run Saxon from the command line, this works.
Unfortunately, when using EditiX, which uses the same .jar file,
it appears to have no clue what I'm asking. I realize this is not
a problem with SAXON, but I am hoping Michael has some insight
into what is going wrong or things I might try to fix it.
<xsl:value-of select="base-uri()"/> returns an empty
<xsl:value-of select="base-uri(document(''))"/> returns the
URI of the stylesheet (which is as expected but not useful to me)
<xsl:value-of select="document-uri(/)"/> returns an empty
"dummy.xml" is the name of the source document) returns an error,
saying that "dummy.xml" could not be found in the STYLESHEET's
directory. That is to say, when I invoke document('file', .), it
is not using the second argument correctly to determine where to
look for the file and incorrectly looks in the directory of the
I have sent a note to EditiX support, but if you have any insight
as to what might be going wrong or have another way for me to
procure the source files, URI, I would appreciate it.
The consul shows no errors when I do a "base-uri()," so I have
nothing to go on. I can only assume that EditiX is not using the
same URI resolver that saxon does from the command line.
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