OK. I'm sorry for my writing but its very strange what I'm doing to get a xPath processed. I'm using just the xsltproc, so only XSLT 1.0 and EXSLT are my tools.

I use one input xml file to get the further xml files which I have to also process. This causes that I do not know the prefixes and the namespace in the xsl I'm applying.

Futher I have to use "xPathes" (which are stored as attributes) out of my input xml file. So I have to use EXSLT to evaluate (dyn:evaluate function) xpathes on documents which are loaded to variables:

<xsl:variable name="importedDocument" select="document('importDoc.xml')" />


form the importDoc:

<?xml version='1.0'?>

  <bm:root xmlns:bm="http://my.bookmarks/ns/1.0" >



So after that I want to use a xpath ... something like that in my xslt:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"   version="1.0"




    extension-element-prefixes="dyn rs exsl" >


    <xsl:include href="preparedXSL.xsl" />




     <xsl:variable name="xpath" select="bm:root/bm:bookmarks[4]/@xpath" />

     <xsl:for-each select="exsl:node-set($importedDocument)">

        <xsl:if test="dyn:evaluate($xpath)" >

          <xsl:value-of select="generate-id(dyn:evaluate($xpath))" />




But finally I got this message from

dyn:evaluate() : unable to evaluate expression 'bm:root/bm:bookmarks[4]/@xpath'


So I need something like "autoregister namespaces" ???
Or is it possible to use catalog files to fix that ???
Or maybe I can use some kinds of imports or includes ???

Best Regards




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Markus Sticker
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