Hi Vincent,

I feel your pain. Maybe this comment helps: https://github.com/BaseXdb/basex/issues/1793#issuecomment-579134499 (omit the quotes in the pragma).

I documented it here, too: https://docs.basex.org/wiki/Catalog_Resolver#Additional_Notes “The catalog location in the pragma can be given relative to the current working directory (the directory that is returned by file:current-dir()) or as an absolute operating system path. The catalog location in the pragma is not an XQuery expression; no concatenation or other operations may occur in the pragma, and the location string must not be surrounded by quotes.”


On 09.07.2020 06:32, Lizzi, Vincent wrote:
Hi Liam,

Thanks for the reply and suggestions. Based on your suggestion I tried pragmas and strace, and had another go at CatalogManager.properties, but they’ve not had any effect. (I’m using Windows 10 but was able to run strace in Ubuntu via WSL). This query:

try {

   (# db:catfile 'schemas/catalog.xml' #)

   (# db:intparse false #)

   (# db:dtd true #)

   (# db:chop false #)

   { xslt:transform('file.xml’, 'stylesheet.xsl')//inlinegraphic }

} catch * { $err:description }

Produces the same error again due to the DTD not being available at the system literal URI.

I did try setting verbosity 99 in a CatalogManager.properties file on the classpath, but this did not produce any additional messages. I also tried setting the same properties directly when launching BaseX this did not work either. Specifically, I set the following system properties when launching BaseX, and then used proc:property() in a query to confirm that these system properties were in fact set.

'xml.catalog.verbosity': '99'

'xml.catalog.ignoreMissing': 'no'

'xml.catalog.catalog-class-name': 'org.apache.xml.resolver.Resolver'

'xml.catalog.files': 'schemas/catalog.xml'

xml-resolver-1.2.jar and Saxon are definitely on the classpath.




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*To:* Lizzi, Vincent <vincent.li...@taylorandfrancis.com>; BaseX <basex-talk@mailman.uni-konstanz.de> *Subject:* Re: [basex-talk] xslt:transform function not working with XML Catalog

On Wed, 2020-07-08 at 22:46 +0000, Lizzi, Vincent wrote:
 > I've encountered a problem using xslt:transform in to transform some
 > old XML that contains a DTD DOCTYPE system literal pointing to a non-
 > working URI and also uses ENTITYREF attributes to refer to image
 > files. I have the XML Catalog configured correctly using CATFILE.

If this is on Linux, using strace can help check which catalog file is
being used; you can also turn on debugging in a
CatalogManager.properties file containing the line
verbosity = 999
(thee file needs to be in your Java classpath).

There's also a BaseX pragma, (# db:catfile path/to/catalog.xml #) {

You need to turn off the BaseX internal parser.

Make sure that the resolver library and of course saxon are in your
class path.

You may need to add,
declare option db:catfile "path/relative/to/cwd/catalog.xml";
to your query.


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