[XML-SIG] Yet more fun :) , 4xslt reports errors in docbook-xsl-1.59.1

Mike Brown mike@skew.org
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 20:34:48 -0700 (MST)

Mike C. Fletcher wrote:
> Well, I've got the merged documentation automatically generated, and am 
> starting into the docbook conversion.  I'm starting out with the 
> out-of-the-box docbook-xsl/html/chunk.xsl transformation to be sure the 
> system is working before I see what alterations Tarn's made.  However, 
> when I run 4xslt with the manual and chunk.xsl, I'm told there's a 
> syntax/parse error in the chunk-common.xsl file included by chunk.xsl.
> Since people have said they use the docbook-xsl packages with 4xslt, I 
> must be mis-using it somehow, but I don't see how.  Here's the 4xslt 
> command-line I'm generating with distutils, and the error report it's 
> generating:
> C:\bin\lang\py22\lib\site-packages\Ft\Share\Bin\4xslt.exe 
> --define=<base_dir=build\doc\html> 
> S:\pyopenglbuild\PyOpenGL2\build\doc\manual.xml 
> S:\pyopenglbuild\PyOpenGL2\doc\docbook-xsl\html\chunk.xsl
> Malformed expression: "($prev and $navig.showtitles != 0)
>               or ($home != . or $nav.context = 'toc')
>           or ($chunk.tocs.and.lots != 0
> and $nav.context != 'toc')                                     or ($next 
> and $navig.showtitles != 0)" in the element at 
> file:/S|/pyopenglbuild/PyOpenGL2/doc/docbook-xsl/html/chunk-common.xsl, 
> line 707, column 2
>   parse error at line 1, column 87: reached end-of-input, expecting ')'
> error: command 
> 'C:\bin\lang\py22\lib\site-packages\Ft\Share\Bin\4xslt.exe' failed with 
> exit status 1
> I don't see anything wrong with the code it's complaining about (all the 
> ('s seem balanced), and position 87 is somewhere around the end of 
> $home, nowhere near the end of the string AFAICS).

Yikes. This is clearly a bug in 4Suite's XPath parser
(specifically, it's not liking anything to follow ".").
Can't believe that one slipped through...

Let's move this over to to 4suite list.
xml-sig is not the appropriate forum.



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