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Old August 13th, 2007, 06:53 AM
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Default <xsl:output method=”xhtml”> crashes Tomcat

Hi. Every one
I am using Tomcat 4.0 web server to develop a web application. I need to use an xslt stylesheet to transform an xml document to an xhtml doc. However when I use <xsl:output method=”html”> the application is running ok but when I switch to <xsl:output method=”xhtml”> Tomcat is crashed and displayed the following error message:

ERROR: 'jndi:/localhost/WEB-INF/classes/xslt/producehtml.xslt: line 9:
the method attribute of an <xsl:output> element had the value 'xhtml'. the value must be one of xml, html, text, or qname-but-not-ncname'
FATAL ERROR: 'Could not compile stylesheet'

Here is the header of my xslt stylesheet file:

<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
  <xsl:output method="xhtml" indent="yes" encoding="iso-8859-1"
  doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

so, if you got any clue please help
your help is much appreciated

Old August 13th, 2007, 07:30 AM
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method="xhtml" is not supported in XSLT 1.0. You need to configure tomcat to use an XSLT 2.0 processor, specifically, Saxon.

Michael Kay
Author, XSLT Programmer's Reference and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

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