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<refentryinfo>
	<title>xsltproc Manual</title>
	<productname>libxslt</productname>
	<copyright>
		<year>2001</year>
		<year>2002</year>
	</copyright>
	<author>
		<firstname>John</firstname>
		<surname>Fleck</surname>
		<affiliation>
			<address>
				<email>jfleck@inkstain.net</email>
			</address>
		</affiliation>
	</author>
	<!-- date should be the date of the latest change or the release version -->
	<date>$Date$</date>
	<!-- still a bit buggy output, will talk to docbook-xsl upstream to fix this -->
	<!-- <releaseinfo>This is release 0.4 of the xsltproc Manual.</releaseinfo> -->
	<!-- <edition>0.4</edition> -->
</refentryinfo>

<refmeta>
	<refentrytitle>xsltproc</refentrytitle>
	<manvolnum>1</manvolnum>
</refmeta>

<refnamediv>
	<refname>xsltproc</refname>
	<refpurpose>command line XSLT processor</refpurpose>
</refnamediv>

<refsynopsisdiv>
	<cmdsynopsis>
		<command>xsltproc</command>
		<group choice="opt">
			<group choice="opt">
				<arg choice="plain"><option>-V</option></arg>
				<arg choice="plain"><option>--version</option></arg>
			</group>
			<group choice="opt">
				<arg choice="plain"><option>-v</option></arg>
				<arg choice="plain"><option>--verbose</option></arg>
			</group>
			<group choice="opt">
				<group choice="req">
					<arg choice="plain"><option>-o</option></arg>
					<arg choice="plain"><option>--output</option></arg>
				</group>
				<group choice="req">
					<arg choice="plain"><replaceable class="option">FILE</replaceable></arg>
					<arg choice="plain"><replaceable class="option">DIRECTORY</replaceable></arg>
				</group>
			</group>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--timing</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--repeat</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--debug</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--novalid</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--noout</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--maxdepth <replaceable class="option">VALUE</replaceable></option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--html</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--encoding
			 <replaceable class="option">ENCODING</replaceable>
			</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--param
			 <replaceable class="option">PARAMNAME</replaceable>
			 <replaceable class="option">PARAMVALUE</replaceable>
			</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--stringparam
			 <replaceable class="option">PARAMNAME</replaceable>
			 <replaceable class="option">PARAMVALUE</replaceable>
			</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--nonet</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--path "<replaceable class="option">PATH(S)</replaceable>"</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--load-trace</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--catalogs</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--xinclude</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain">			
				<group choice="opt">
					<arg choice="plain"><option>--profile</option></arg>
					<arg choice="plain"><option>--norman</option></arg>
				</group>
			</arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--dumpextensions</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--nowrite</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--nomkdir</option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--writesubtree <replaceable>PATH</replaceable></option></arg>
			<arg choice="plain"><option>--nodtdattr</option></arg>
		</group>
		<arg choice="opt"><replaceable>STYLESHEET</replaceable></arg>
		<group choice="req">
			<arg choice="plain" rep="norepeat"><replaceable>XML-FILE</replaceable></arg>
			<arg choice="plain" rep="norepeat">-</arg>
		</group>
	</cmdsynopsis>
</refsynopsisdiv>

<refsect1 id="description">
	<title>DESCRIPTION</title>
	<para>
		&xsltproc; is a command line tool for applying <acronym>XSLT</acronym>
		stylesheets to <acronym>XML</acronym> documents. It is part
		of <citerefentry>
			<refentrytitle>libxslt</refentrytitle>
			<manvolnum>3</manvolnum>
		</citerefentry>, the XSLT C library for GNOME.
		While it was developed as part of the GNOME project, it can operate
		independently of the GNOME desktop.
	</para>
	<para>
		&xsltproc; is invoked from the command line with the name of the
		stylesheet to be used followed by the name of the file or files to which
		the stylesheet is to be applied. It will use the standard input if a
		filename provided is <emphasis role="bold">-</emphasis> .
	</para>
	<para>
		If a stylesheet is included in an <acronym>XML</acronym> document with a
		Stylesheet Processing Instruction, no stylesheet need to be named at the
		command line. &xsltproc; will automatically detect the included stylesheet
		and use it.
	</para>
	<para>
		By default, output is to <filename class="devicefile">stdout</filename>.
		You can specify a file for output using
		the <option>-o</option> or <option>--output</option> option.
	</para>
</refsect1>

<refsect1 id="options">
	<title>OPTIONS</title>
	<para>
		&xsltproc; accepts the following options (in alphabetical order):
	</para>
	<variablelist>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--catalogs</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Use the <acronym>SGML</acronym> catalog specified 
			in <envar>SGML_CATALOG_FILES</envar> to resolve the location of
			external entities. By default, &xsltproc; looks for the catalog
			specified in <envar>XML_CATALOG_FILES</envar>. If that is not
			specified, it uses <filename>/etc/xml/catalog</filename>.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--debug</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Output an <acronym>XML</acronym> tree of the transformed document
			for debugging purposes.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--dumpextensions</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Dumps the list of all registered extensions
			on <filename class="devicefile">stdout</filename>.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--html</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>The input document is an <acronym>HTML</acronym> file.</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--load-trace</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Display all the documents loaded during the processing
			to <filename class="devicefile">stderr</filename>.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--maxdepth <replaceable>VALUE</replaceable></option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Adjust the maximum depth of the template stack
			before <citerefentry>
			<refentrytitle>libxslt</refentrytitle>
			<manvolnum>3</manvolnum>
		</citerefentry> concludes it is in an infinite loop. The default is 3000.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--nodtdattr</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Do not apply default attributes from the
			document's <acronym>DTD</acronym>.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--nomkdir</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Refuses to create directories.</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--nonet</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Do not use the Internet to fetch <acronym>DTD</acronym>s, entities
			or documents.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--noout</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Do not output the result.</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--novalid</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Skip loading the document's <acronym>DTD</acronym>.</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--nowrite</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Refuses to write to any file or resource.</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term>
		<option>-o</option> or <option>--output</option>
		 <replaceable>FILE</replaceable> | <replaceable>DIRECTORY</replaceable>
	</term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Direct output to the given <replaceable>FILE</replaceable>. Using
			the option with a <replaceable>DIRECTORY</replaceable> directs the
			output files to the specified directory. This can be
			useful for multiple outputs (also known as "chunking") or manpage
			processing.
		</para>
		<important>
			<para>
				The given directory <emphasis role="bold">must</emphasis> already exist.
			</para>
		</important>
		<note>
			<para>
				Make sure that <replaceable>FILE</replaceable>
				and <replaceable>DIRECTORY</replaceable> follow the <quote>URI reference
				computation</quote> as described in RFC 2396 and laters. This means, that
				e.g. <option>-o directory</option> will maybe not work,
				but <option>-o directory/</option> will.
			</para>
		</note>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term>
		<option>--encoding <replaceable>ENCODING</replaceable></option>
	</term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Allow to specify the encoding for the input.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>
		<varlistentry>
	<term>
		<option>--param <replaceable>PARAMNAME</replaceable> <replaceable>PARAMVALUE</replaceable></option>
	</term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
Pass a parameter of name <replaceable>PARAMNAME</replaceable> and value
<replaceable>PARAMVALUE</replaceable> to the stylesheet. You may pass
multiple name/value pairs up to a maximum of 32. If the value being passed
is a string, you can use <option>--stringparam</option> instead, to avoid
additional quote characters that appear in string expressions. Note:
the XPath expression must be UTF-8 encoded.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--path "<replaceable>PATH(S)</replaceable>"</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Use the (space- or colon-separated) list of filesystem paths specified
			by <replaceable>PATHS</replaceable> to load <acronym>DTD</acronym>s,
			entities or documents. Enclose space-separated lists by quotation marks.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--profile</option> or <option>--norman</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Output profiling information detailing the amount of time spent in
			each part of the stylesheet. This is useful in optimizing stylesheet
			performance.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--repeat</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Run the transformation 20 times. Used for timing tests.</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term>
		<option>--stringparam <replaceable>PARAMNAME</replaceable> <replaceable>PARAMVALUE</replaceable></option>
	</term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Pass a parameter of name <replaceable>PARAMNAME</replaceable> and
			value <replaceable>PARAMVALUE</replaceable>
			where <replaceable>PARAMVALUE</replaceable> is a string rather than a
			node identifier. <emphasis role="bold">Note:</emphasis> The string
			must be UTF-8 encoded.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--timing</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Display the time used for parsing the stylesheet, parsing the document
			and applying the stylesheet and saving the result. Displayed in
			milliseconds.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>-v</option> or <option>--verbose</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Output each step taken by &xsltproc; in processing the stylesheet
			and the document.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>-V</option> or <option>--version</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Show the version of <citerefentry>
			<refentrytitle>libxml</refentrytitle>
			<manvolnum>3</manvolnum>
		</citerefentry> and <citerefentry>
			<refentrytitle>libxslt</refentrytitle>
			<manvolnum>3</manvolnum>
		</citerefentry> used.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--writesubtree <replaceable>PATH</replaceable></option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Allow file write only within the <replaceable>PATH</replaceable>
			subtree.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><option>--xinclude</option></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>
			Process the input document using the XInclude specification. More
			details on this can be found in the XInclude
			specification: <ulink url="http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude/"/>
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

	</variablelist>
</refsect1>

<refsect1 id="environment">
	<title>ENVIRONMENT</title>
	<variablelist>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><envar>SGML_CATALOG_FILES</envar></term>
	<listitem>
		<para><acronym>SGML</acronym> catalog behavior can be changed by redirecting
			queries to the user's own set of catalogs. This can be done by setting
			the <envar>SGML_CATALOG_FILES</envar> environment variable to a list
			of catalogs. An empty one should deactivate loading the
			default <filename>/etc/sgml/catalog</filename> catalog.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><envar>XML_CATALOG_FILES</envar></term>
	<listitem>
		<para><acronym>XML</acronym> catalog behavior can be changed by redirecting
			queries to the user's own set of catalogs. This can be done by setting
			the <envar>XML_CATALOG_FILES</envar> environment variable to a list
			of catalogs. An empty one should deactivate loading the
			default <filename>/etc/xml/catalog</filename> catalog.
		</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

	</variablelist>
</refsect1>

<refsect1 id="diagnostics">
	<title>DIAGNOSTICS</title>
	<para>
		&xsltproc; return codes provide information that can be used when
		calling it from scripts.
	</para>
	<variablelist>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>0</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>No error (normal operation)</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>1</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>No argument</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>2</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Too many parameters</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>3</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Unknown option</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>4</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Failed to parse the stylesheet</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>5</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Error in the stylesheet</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>6</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Error in one of the documents</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>7</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Unsupported xsl:output method</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>8</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>String parameter contains both quote and double-quotes</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>9</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Internal processing error</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>10</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Processing was stopped by a terminating message</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

		<varlistentry>
	<term><errorcode>11</errorcode></term>
	<listitem>
		<para>Could not write the result to the output file</para>
	</listitem>
		</varlistentry>

	</variablelist>
</refsect1>

<refsect1 id="seealso">
	<title>SEE ALSO</title>
	<para><citerefentry>
			<refentrytitle>libxml</refentrytitle>
			<manvolnum>3</manvolnum>
		</citerefentry>, <citerefentry>
			<refentrytitle>libxslt</refentrytitle>
			<manvolnum>3</manvolnum>
		</citerefentry>
	</para>
	<para>
		More information can be found at
		<itemizedlist>
			<listitem>
				<para><citerefentry>
						<refentrytitle>libxml</refentrytitle>
						<manvolnum>3</manvolnum>
					</citerefentry> web page <ulink url="http://www.xmlsoft.org/"/>
				</para>
			</listitem>
			<listitem>
				<para>W3C <acronym>XSLT</acronym> page <ulink url="http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt"/>
				</para>
			</listitem>
		</itemizedlist>
	</para>
</refsect1>

</refentry>