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From Martin Holmes <>
Subject Re: Determining the host OS
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:49:19 GMT
HI Steve,

Do you know how to call this in a sitemap? If I pass this into an XSLT 

<map:parameter name="osName" value="{}" />

the parameter is empty.


Stephen Winnall wrote:
> There is a module called SystemPropertyModule which appears to do what 
> you want. Just ask it for "".
> Steve
> On 20 Jan 2009, at 01:09, Martin Holmes wrote:
>> HI folks,
>> I'm trying to write a Cocoon-2.1-based application which I want to be 
>> completely portable between Tomcats running on Linux, OSX and Windows. 
>> I'm having a problem with the use of slashes and backslashes, 
>> especially on Windows, where I've found that some relative paths are 
>> expressed with backslashes and some with forward slashes, and the 
>> {realpath:/} constant returns a value without a trailing slash 
>> (whereas on *nix there seems to always be a trailing slash.
>> I could solve these problems using Flowscript and XSLT if I could 
>> determine what host OS Cocoon is running on. However, I can't find a 
>> way to do that in the sitemap. There's the HostSelector, which tells 
>> me the domain of the host; and there's the BrowserSelector, which 
>> tells me the connecting client's browser; but there's no way I can 
>> find to discover what operating system Cocoon is running on.
>> Does anyone know a way to do this, preferably directly in the sitemap?
>> All help appreciated,
>> Martin
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