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4/11/2011 5:48 PM

I'm using DNN 5.6.1 and recently started to use the XML/XSL module more and more to aid updating the site.
One XSL script I've created needs access to the current system date, which proved more difficult than I ever imagined.

After spending many hours trying to resolve this issue, I noticed that script could be added to an xsl stylesheet, so I implemented the following:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl=""
<msxsl:script language="JScript" implements-prefix="user">
function today()
return new Date();
<xsl:value-of select="user:today()"/>

This looked like it would do the trick, but when I ran it I got the following error:

Execution of scripts was prohibited. Use the XsltSettings.EnableScript property to enable it.

I noticed this was discussed many years ago, but I have not been able to find a resolution.
Does anybody know how to solve this issue with DNN 5.6.1. or how I can get access to the current date within my stylessheet.

Many thanks

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4/12/2011 5:24 AM
Execution of scripts is still prohibited, however XML 6.0.0 (currently in release tracker) allows to query context values through TokenReplace.
In your case you would query the token [DateTime:Now]
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5/24/2011 8:49 PM
Easy 'hack'...

After installing the XML module, go to your DNN' installation App_Code/XML/Components folder

Edit XmlController.vb

Replace this function...

Protected Function GetXslTransform() As XslCompiledTransform
            Dim xslsrc As String = CStrN(Settings(Setting.TransUrl))
            If xslsrc <> "" Then
                If GetURLType(xslsrc) = Entities.Tabs.TabType.Url Then
                    Return Utils.GetXSLContent(xslsrc)
                    Dim trans As New XslCompiledTransform
     Dim settings As New XsltSettings
                    settings.EnableDocumentFunction = True
                    settings.EnableScript = True

                    trans.Load(GetMappedPath(xslsrc), settings, Nothing)
                    Return trans
                End If
            End If
            Return Nothing
        End Function

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2/27/2015 2:50 PM

Reheating this old thread as I'm in the middle of a project based on XML module 6.0.2 in DNN 7.4 tested in Visual Studio where all works fine but when after moving the XML and XSLT files to the XML module I was hit by the "scripts are prohibited" error. I have a js script embedded in XSLT.

So my questions are:

1. how one should go about handling testing of the code as VS doesn't recognize DNN tokens? Or am I wrong on this?

2. the hack above can't be used as the module moved from VB to C# and the code file is nowhere to be found. Or is it?

Any reflections are appreciated.

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3/11/2015 4:51 PM

Hi Greg,

are you outputting the script (.js?) from xslt?

does it need to be embedded in the html? or is it a .js  file that you are loading?

if so, the latest .net xslt must have changed something because my old scripts handled outputting &lt; just fine as <  but that doesn't work now.

I have to put into a variable now:

<xsl:variable name="lt">&lt;</xsl:variable> <!-- xsl stopped outputting &lt; right so need this -->
<xsl:variable name="gt">&gt;</xsl:variable>

 and use it like this

 if (index <xsl:value-of select="$lt" disable-output-escaping="yes"/> 0) { index = 1; }; // default tab is 1

<xsl:value-of disable-output-escaping="yes" select="$lt"></xsl:value-of>


for loading a .js file, have you tried the Extension object token?

    <xsl:apply-templates select ="dnnx:registerClientScriptInclude('frameworkX', '/path/to/javascript.js')" />

I have gotten the css token to work (see my post to this thread), but have not tried the script one, trying to figure out what the 'frameworkX' should be replaced with.


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