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Bug 452867 - html stylesheet fails
Summary: html stylesheet fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: docbook-style-xsl
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ondrej Vasik
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-25 14:30 UTC by oli kron
Modified: 2008-12-18 12:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: docbook-style-xsl-1.74.0-3.fc10
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-08-06 12:04:26 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
test document to perform xsl transformation on (deleted)
2008-06-25 14:30 UTC, oli kron
no flags Details

Description oli kron 2008-06-25 14:30:49 UTC
Description of problem:

html stylesheet of docbook-style-xsl
(/usr/share/sgml/docbook/xsl-stylesheets/html/docbook.xsl) fails on docbook
books or articles

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

ever and easy

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a simple docbook article (e.g. use test.xml attached)
2. run java -jar /usr/share/java/xalan-j2-2.7.0.jar -in test.xml -xsl
/usr/share/sgml/docbook/xsl-stylesheets/html/docbook.xsl -out test.html
Actual results:

SystemId Unknown; Line #185; Column #91; XSLT Error
javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: org.apache.xpath.functions.FuncConcat
only allows >1 arguments
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException:
javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: org.apache.xpath.functions.FuncConcat
only allows >1 arguments
        at org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process.doExit(
        at org.apache.xalan.xslt.Process.main(

Expected results:

No error, test.html created

Additional info:

To exclude a possibility of a bug in xalan-j2, I did the same transformation
using saxon 6.5.5. Saxon generated this error message:

Error at xsl:value-of on line 185 of
  Variable has not been declared
Transformation failed: Failed to compile stylesheet. 1 error detected.

I worked-around this bug by editing
/usr/share/sgml/docbook/xsl-stylesheets/html/docbook.xsl - I removed the line
"<xsl:include href="dtbl.xsl"/>". After this "fix" both xalan-j2 and saxon
worked fine. Anyway I don't think this a correct fix.

docbook-style-xsl-1.73.2-1.fc7.noarch of Fedora 7 was OK.

I seems to me that this bug was introduced by this commit:
The commit refers to an upstream but I can't see that change at (but I'm not
familiar with docbook development).

Comment 1 oli kron 2008-06-25 14:30:49 UTC
Created attachment 310269 [details]
test document to perform xsl transformation on

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2008-06-25 15:07:45 UTC
Thanks for report... the patch was from upstream mailing list - - but as is
still not in new version 1.73.3 , it was probably rejected. This patch is fixing
xmlto issue #161619. Will check possible solutions which will work for both sides.

Comment 3 oli kron 2008-06-26 06:27:45 UTC
Hi, thank for taking it!

I haven't permissions to see #161619 - never mind, I'm not actually interested
in the bug per se. What is interesting to me is: If the patch _fixed_ something
then you know a way to run transformations without the failures above - some
option to xalan-j2 or completely different XSLT processor or something like
this... Any tip?


Comment 4 Ondrej Vasik 2008-06-26 07:44:20 UTC
I'm quiet sure you have permisions to check that bugzilla, only evil AI of
bugzilla added link to internal issue tracker for RHEL's . The original issue
solved by the patch is on .
Have some other issues in progress, this one is in my todo list - once I will
solve the issues in progress, I will focus on it a bit more. No tips at the
moment, have to look a bit more closely.

Comment 5 oli kron 2008-06-26 09:11:27 UTC
Thanks for the correct link. The XSLT processor used there is xsltproc. I've
tried it - works for me! Thus I'm not sure if my bugreport is more about
docbook-style-xsl or xalan-j2...

Anyway, I'd like to have this solved some day as my work envoronment is heavily
based on java tools (like xalan and saxon).

Thanks for your replies - they helped to find a better workaround for now!

Have a nice day

Comment 6 Kamil Dudka 2008-08-06 12:04:26 UTC
fixed in rawhide - docbook-style-xsl-1.74.0-3.fc10

Comment 7 oli kron 2008-12-18 12:11:36 UTC
I've finally upgraded to Fedora 10 and tested your fix. Everything is OK.

Dekuji :-)

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