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Default URL variables in XSL


I want to use an XSL stylesheet to represent the data in an XML file I have. Though I have to make selections very much. So i thougth that I could send information in the URL (like www.foo.se/boe.xml?id=1) where I can get the information from id and use it to select in my xml.

Is this possible and if so how do I implement that in my code. I'm very new to the use of XML and XSL..

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You need some kind of application to invoke the transformation. In this application, extract the query parameters from the URL and pass them as stylesheet parameters (global <xsl:param> values) to the stylesheet. The API for doing this depends on the XSLT processor you are choosing to use: look for a method such as addParameter() or setParameter(). You may find a packaged application to do the job, for example Saxon supplies sample servlet code SaxonServlet.java which takes a URL with parameters in the form described.

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