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From Shinobu Kawai Yoshida <>
Subject Re: anakia question and possible problem
Date Tue, 18 Jan 2005 15:07:56 GMT
Hi Mike,

> Having problems getting anakia to transform $root.getChild calls..
> I have the following xml data file

## snip

> And the following vsl file (marked by !!! problem is here)

## snip

> and finally the following java code

## snip

> When I execute the code and debug, I see the files get loaded and the
> merge, flush and close work fine.
> However, my output html still has the literal string
> "$root.getChild("foo").getText()
> embedded in it. when I check the log I see the following message
> "reference : template = StartPage.vsl [line 10,column 17] :
> "$root.getChild("foo").getText() is not a valid reference.
> I have tried every variation of xml and $root command I can think of
> and they all give me the same error. The only thing that doesn't produce
> an
> error is if I just have $root.
> any Idea why my getChild() call isn't working?

You need to execute Anakia via the Ant task.  What you are doing here
is processing Velocity via normal java application.
## BTW, I think you can get it to work by putting
root.getRootElement() in the Context as "root"

> Also, anyone have any other examples of using anakia, I can only find one
> that comes with the SDK...bah.

Many of the Jakarta project sites (including Velocity, of course :)) use Anakia.
## Although there is a movement towards XSLT.

Best regards,
-- Shinobu

Shinobu "Kawai" Yoshida <>

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