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Hi,

I'm trying to get the Saxon to use javascript in the XSL. I know this can be achieved in Xalan but I'm having difficulty to get it to work in Saxon. Does it requies BSF and Rhino setup on my local? I have them in my classpath but it is still not working. The following is the code I use. Have anybody done this before? Really appreciate for any suggestion. Thanks!

o.s

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<?xml version='1.0'?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
      xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
      xmlns:saxon="http://icl.com/saxon"
      extension-element-prefixes="test saxon">

<saxon:script language="javascript" implements-prefix="test" src="com.ibm.bsf.engines.javascript.JavaScriptEngine">
   function greetings(user)
   {
      return "Welcome to xxx " + user;
   }
</saxon:script>

<xsl:template match="/">
   <xsl:value-of select="test:greetings('Mr. Bean')"/>
</xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

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Geert Bormans earned 750 total points
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Hi owonseed,

As far as I know you can't.
Unless this has recently changed, you can't use JavaScript for extensions in Saxon.
You can only use Java for that

If I am correct only Xalan and MSXML support javascript for extensions.

I recommend you ask Michael Kay directly.
He is on the biglist

Cheers!
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owonseed,

a reference would have been nice, no?

http://lists.mulberrytech.com/xsl-list/archives/
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Gertone,

Thanks for the tips. I've posted a new thread in the Saxon forum. I hope I can get a response from Michael Kay soon.

o.s
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keep us posted here please
cheers
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I got the response from Michael Kay:

Read and respond to this message at:
https://sourceforge.net/forum/message.php?msg_id=3669255
By: mhkay

Javascript is not currently supported and I don't have any plans to do so. It could be done without changes to core Saxon code by writing a new ExtensionBinder, but I'm wary of doing things that involve potential dependencies and installation/configuration complications because they always generate a heavy support and testing load.

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mmh, that is what I thought.
Thanks for sharing the answer with us
cheers
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