Passing parameters to XSL using JSTL?

Posted on 2008-10-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I'm trying to pass a couple parameters back to XSL using the JSTL tag library, but the values are not getting passed.  My code is attached.  

The page loads, but the two values are not being passed.  All I get is a page without any content that would have been filled in the for-each loop.

///// JSP code ////

<%@ taglib prefix="c" uri="" %>

<%@ taglib prefix="x" uri="" %>


	String pageStart = "1";

	String pageLimit = "10";


	if (request.getParameter("s") != null)


		pageStart = (String)request.getParameter("s");



	if (request.getParameter("l") != null)

		pageLimit = (String)request.getParameter("l");





<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="">


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />




    <c:import url="test2.xml" var="xmldoc" />

    <c:import url="test2.xsl" var="xslt" />

    <x:transform xml="${xmldoc}" xslt="${xslt}">

    	<x:param name="pageLimit" value="1"/>

         <x:param name="pageStart" value="10"/>




////// XSL: /////////

<?xml version="1.0"?> 

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="">

<xsl:output method="html" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>

<xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>

	<xsl:template match="/">

      <xsl:param name="pageStart" />

      <xsl:param name="pageLimit" />

      <xsl:variable name="end" select="$pageStart + $pageLimit - 1"/>

  	  <xsl:variable name="docsort" select="Table/Row[position() &gt;= $pageStart and position() &lt;= $end]"/>







                <xsl:if test="$pageStart - $pageLimit &gt;= 1">

                    <a href="?s={$pageStart - $pageLimit}&amp;l={$pageLimit}">prev</a>



              <td align="right">

                <a href="?s={$pageStart + 1}&amp;l={$pageLimit}">next</a>



            <tr bgcolor="#CCCCCC">

              <th>Element 1</th>

              <th>Element 2</th>


            <xsl:for-each select="$docsort">


                    	<xsl:for-each select="Table/Row/Cell">

                      		<td><xsl:value-of select="element1"/></td>









//// XML FILE ////

<?xml version="1.0"?>









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Question by:cacklebunny
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Geert Bormans earned 100 total points
ID: 22777024
The parameters are local to the template for match="/"
and should be global

 <?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="">
<xsl:output method="html" omit-xml-declaration="yes"/>
<xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>
      <xsl:param name="pageStart" />
      <xsl:param name="pageLimit" />
      <xsl:template match="/">

should work

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31508760
Sure did, thanks!
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by:Geert Bormans
ID: 22781246

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