At 02:31 PM 7/12/01 +0100, Gareth Noyce wrote:
[ SNIP ]
>I'll leave out the Java class for brevity, it's basically the same as the
>3-java-namespace example from Xalan.
>The Java class is on the classpath, I included a function 'main' to test
>this and all works fine. The XML, XSL and Java will all process through
>Xalan as expected, and an XSL:FO file is produced correctly, no problems.
>However, I wish to use FOP to do all this in one go with the usual
>"java -jar fop.jar -xml g-test.xml -xsl g-test.xsl -pdf out.pdf" -- and this
>is where my problem crops up. When I run the command as shown, the error:
><filepath>; Line 123; Column 87; ERROR: BchDate
>is shown.
>I understand this error to be along the lines of a "Can't find class
>BchDate", as I had the same problem with Xalan whilst learning how to
>implement extensions.

I think you're right, as far as the semantics of the ERROR message is 
concerned. One reason you can't find a class is because you didn't compile 
the source; are you sure you have the _classfile_ available that corresponds 
to your BchDate class?

Reason I ask that is, this burned me, too, for about an hour. I never 
thought to compile the extension class. When I did, everything worked (i.e. 
having FOP do everything all at once as with your command line above).

My final example is very close to yours. Here is the stylesheet root:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

and here are 2 segments of the stylesheet that shows use of the functions:

<xsl:variable name="format" select="string('EEE MMM dd yyyy')"/>

<xsl:variable name="year" select="'2001'"/>
<xsl:variable name="month" select="'07'"/>
<xsl:variable name="day" select="'18'"/>


<fo:block border-right-width="0.5pt" text-align="center"
vertical-align="middle" border-style="solid" line-height="11pt">
        <xsl:variable name="formatter"
<!--   <xsl:variable name="formatdate"
select="bchext:getDate($year,$month,$day)"/> -->
        <xsl:variable name="formatdate"
        <xsl:value-of select="java:format($formatter,$formatdate)"/>

My is identical to the Xalan

I commented out the call to getDate() that uses the class format 
declaration; that also works just fine.

Arved Sandstrom

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