Section 43.3 Modular Source Files
If you use the
<xi:include> mechanism for modular source files, you must process your source slightly differently.
Add the switch
-xinclude to your invocation of
xsltproc, just after
xsltproc, but before the filenames for the stylesheet and the master source file. Note that for some versions of
xsltproc it might be necessary to use two dashes for the switch,
--xinclude. So now a typical invocation (using one dash) might look like
xsltproc -xinclude xsl/pretext-html.xsl ~/books/aota/animals.xml
It is easy to forget the
-xinclude switch. Empty output, or cryptic error messages, are your first clue to this simple, but common, mistake.