Section 44.3 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 top-level 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.