xslt interacting with other languages

Posted on 2009-07-02
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18
Hello experts!
just a little intro question!

our company is using online software. obviously i dont have an access to any program code.
all i can script how i want is a XSLT code for pdf invoices templates.

the question is can i use some how parts of another script language within xslt.
like PHP or SQL to connect to DB.

i was thinking if i can use some external data at XSLT script (like images) may be it is possible to use something else?

below is part of code where i use external gaphic

<fo:table-cell padding="0pt 0pt 0pt 15pt" border="0" number-rows-spanned="8" vertical-align="top">
<fo:block><!-- list LOGO--><!-- list LOGO--><!-- list LOGO--><!-- list LOGO-->
		<xsl:when test="@currency='GBP'">
		<fo:external-graphic content-width="136pt" src="url(http://www.mysite/images/logo.gif)"/>

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Question by:nzrubin
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Geert Bormans earned 1000 total points
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Hey, you can build extensions to XSLT, inside XSLT
I have an example here of using javascript inside XSLT, using microsoft xml

Each processor has its own extension features
microsft has javascript (and C# in .net)
xalan and saxon have java

so, we need to know which processor you are using
you can find that using:
        <xsl:value-of select="system-property('xsl:vendor')"/>

this would work server based, you can't inlude extension code in browser xslt,
since the extension language and approach is XSLT processor dependent, and you can't control the browser xslt processor

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by:Geert Bormans
ID: 24779923
forgot the example
<?xml version='1.0'?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" 
	<msxsl:script language="JavaScript" implements-prefix="myjs">
		function GetCurrentDateTime()
		var currentTime = new Date();
		var month = currentTime.getMonth() + 1;
		var day = currentTime.getDate();
		var year = currentTime.getFullYear();
		return(month + "/" + day + "/" + year);
<xsl:template match="/">
	<xsl:value-of select="myjs:GetCurrentDateTime()"/>

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