FW: [jdom-interest] Question regarding XML transformation!

Robert Taylor rtaylor at mulework.com
Tue May 18 10:54:44 PDT 2004

I sent this directly to the recipient (by accident)  instead of the list.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Taylor [mailto:rtaylor at mulework.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:27 PM
To: Salim Hamid
Subject: RE: [jdom-interest] Question regarding XML transformation!

This may or may not help, but I get the same exception when I have the
following line in my XSL:

<xsl:output method="text"/>

If I remove that line, then the exception is no longer thrown.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: jdom-interest-admin at jdom.org [mailto:jdom-interest-admin at jdom.org]On
Behalf Of Salim Hamid
  Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:17 PM
  To: jdom-interest at jdom.org
  Subject: [jdom-interest] Question regarding XML transformation!

  We've recently acquired Beta 10 release of JDOM and are interested in the
new transformation classes.  Do they support transforming an XML doc using
an XSL file that I provide?  I have the following code but I get the
exception "java.lang.IllegalStateException: Root element not set " when I
attempt to do anything with the transformed document:

         XSLTransformer transformer = new XSLTransformer(xslFileName);
         Document targetDoc = transformer.transform(sourceDoc);

         System.out.println(targetDoc);  // This line throws the exception
indicating that the transformation did not occur correctly

  The XML doc is transformed fine using the XMLTransformer class provided by
IBM WebSphere.  Unfortunately, the WebSphere class only deals with files--
something that we don't want due to I/O processing.  We want to transform
XML strings instead of files.  Am I not understanding something about the
JDOM transformation classes or are there future plans to support what we

  A reply to this note would be greatly appreciated.


  Salim Hamid
  IBM Software Group --  Digital Media Development
  301-803-1247   T/L 262-1247
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