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Most XSL processors out there take a file as input, is there any processor that would take a folder name and would apply the XSLT and process all files in that folder and also recursively navigate the nested subfolder structure?... or is this something that can be done writing a stylesheet?... if so, a sample would be appreciated, thanks.

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XPath 2.0 has a function called 'collection()' but its implementation depends greatly on the particular XSLT processor you are using. Some implementations will return you a collection of files in a directory, but not subdirectories as well.

Depending on which XSLT processor you are using you are probably best to write the code to get the list of XML files in that and call the stylesheet recursively (e.g. if your using a java xslt processor then write some java to get the list of filenames).

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Saxon's implementation of collection() does pretty well exactly what you want. See:

http://www.saxonica.com/documentatio...llections.html

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Thanks both for the help, I am using 2.0 and Saxon so I read the notes in the URL above and also found some more info and samples here http://xmlplease.com/collection. Leo

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