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db2x_xsltproc(1)		   docbook2X		      db2x_xsltproc(1)

       db2x_xsltproc - XSLT processor invocation wrapper

       db2x_xsltproc [options] xml-document

       db2x_xsltproc invokes the XSLT 1.0 processor for	docbook2X.

       This  command  applies  the  XSLT  stylesheet  (usually	given  by  the
       --stylesheet option) to the XML document	in the file xml-document.  The
       result is written to standard output (unless changed with --output).

       To  read	 the source XML	document from standard input, specify -	as the
       input document.

	      Display the docbook2X version.

       --output	file, -o file
	      Write output to the given	file (or  URI),	 instead  of  standard

       --xinclude, -I
	      Process XInclude directives in the source	document.

       --sgml, -S
	      Indicate	that  the  input document is SGML instead of XML.  You
	      need this	set this option	if xml-document	 is  actually  a  SGML

	      SGML parsing is implemented by conversion	to XML via sgml2xml(1)
	      from the SP package (or osx(1) from the OpenSP package). All tag
	      names in the SGML	file will be normalized	to lowercase (i.e. the
	      -xlower option of	sgml2xml(1) is used). ID attributes are	avail-
	      able for the stylesheet (i.e. option -xid). In addition, any ISO
	      SDATA entities used in the SGML document are automatically  con-
	      verted  to their XML Unicode equivalents.	(This is done by a sed

	      The encoding of the SGML document, if it is not  us-ascii,  must
	      be   specified  with  the	 standard  SP  environment  variables:
	      SP_CHARSET_FIXED=1 SP_ENCODING=encoding.	(Note that  XML	 files
	      specify  their  encoding	with  the  XML	declaration <?xml ver-
	      sion="1.0" encoding="encoding" ?>	at the top of the file.)

	      The above	conversion options cannot be changed.  If  you	desire
	      different	conversion options, you	should invoke sgml2xml(1) man-
	      ually, and then pass the results of that conversion to this pro-

       --catalogs catalog-files, -C catalog-files
	      Specify additional XML catalogs to use for resolving Formal Pub-
	      lic Identifiers or URIs. SGML catalogs are not supported.

	      These catalogs are not used for parsing an SGML  document	 under
	      the  --sgml  option.  Use	 the  environment  variable SGML_CATA-
	      LOG_FILES	instead	to specify the catalogs	for parsing  the  SGML

       --network, -N
	      db2x_xsltproc  will  normally  refuse to load external resources
	      from the network,	for security reasons.  If you do want to  load
	      from the network,	set this option.

	      Usually you want to have installed locally the relevent DTDs and
	      other files, and set up catalogs for them, rather	than load them
	      automatically from the network.

       --stylesheet file, -s file
	      Specify  the  filename  (or  URI)	of the stylesheet to use.  The
	      special values man and texi are accepted	as  abbreviations,  to
	      specify  that xml-document is in DocBook and should be converted
	      to man pages or Texinfo (respectively).

       --param name=expr, -p name=expr
	      Add or modify a parameter	to the stylesheet.  name is a XSLT pa-
	      rameter  name, and expr is an XPath expression that evaluates to
	      the desired value	for the	parameter. (This  means	 that  strings
	      must  be quoted, in addition to the usual	quoting	of shell argu-
	      ments; use --string-param	to avoid this.)

       --string-param name=string, -g name=string
	      Add or modify a string-valued parameter to the stylesheet.

	      The string must be encoded in UTF-8 (regardless  of  the	locale
	      character	encoding).

       --debug,	-d
	      Display, to standard error, logs of what is happening during the
	      XSL transformation.

       --nesting-limit n, -D n
	      Change the maximum number	of nested calls	to XSL templates, used
	      to detect	potential infinite loops.  If not specified, the limit
	      is 500 (libxslt's	default).

       --profile, -P
	      Display profile information: the total number of calls  to  each
	      template in the stylesheet and the time taken for	each. This in-
	      formation	is output to standard error.

       --xslt-processor	processor, -X processor
	      Select the underlying XSLT processor used. The possible  choices
	      for processor are: libxslt, saxon, xalan-j.

	      The  default  processor  is  whatever was	set when docbook2X was
	      built.  libxslt is recommended (because it is  lean  and	fast),
	      but SAXON	is much	more robust and	would be more helpful when de-
	      bugging stylesheets.

	      All the processors have XML  catalogs  support  enabled.	 (doc-
	      book2X  requires	it.)   But note	that not all the options above
	      work with	processors other than the libxslt one.

	      Specify XML Catalogs.  If	not specified,	the  standard  catalog
	      (/etc/xml/catalog) is loaded, if available.

	      Specify  the  XSLT  processor to use.  The effect	is the same as
	      the --xslt-processor option. The primary use of this variable is
	      to  allow	 you to	quickly	test different XSLT processors without
	      having to	add --xslt-processor to	every script or	make  file  in
	      your documentation build system.

       XML Stylesheet Language - Transformations (XSLT), version 1.0 <http://> , a W3C Recommendation.

       In its earlier versions (< 0.8.4), docbook2X required  XSLT  extensions
       to  run,	 and  db2x_xsltproc was	a special libxslt-based	processor that
       had these extensions compiled-in. When the requirement for XSLT	exten-
       sions  was dropped, db2x_xsltproc became	a Perl script which translates
       the options to db2x_xsltproc to conform to the format accepted  by  the
       stock xsltproc(1) which comes with libxslt.

       The  prime reason for the existence of this script is backward compati-
       bility with any scripts or make files that invoke  docbook2X.  However,
       it  also	 became	easy to	add in support for invoking other XSLT proces-
       sors with a unified command-line	interface.  Indeed, there  is  nothing
       special	in this	script to docbook2X, or	even to	DocBook, and it	may be
       used for	running	other sorts of stylesheets if  you  desire.  Certainly
       the author prefers using	this command, because its invocation format is
       sane and	is easy	to use.	(e.g. no typing	long class names for the Java-
       based processors!)

       Steve Cheng <>.

       The docbook2X manual (in	Texinfo	or HTML	format)	fully describes	how to
       convert DocBook to man pages and	Texinfo.

       Up-to-date information about this program can be	found at the docbook2X
       Web site	<> .

       You may wish to consult the documentation that comes with libxslt, SAX-
       ON, or Xalan. The W3C XSLT 1.0 specification would be useful for	 writ-
       ing stylesheets.

docbook2X 0.8.8			 3 March 2007		      db2x_xsltproc(1)


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