Using XSLT and FastCGI together

Igor Sysoev is at
Fri Apr 17 22:22:14 MSD 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:26:15PM -0700, Michael Nachbaur wrote:

> On 15-Apr-09, at 11:17 AM, Igor Sysoev wrote:
> >On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:10:07AM -0700, Michael Nachbaur wrote:
> >
> >>I'm developing a web application that makes heavy use of nginx's XSLT
> >>support (Thank you for that!)  About half of the content is in static
> >>XML files that describes the application's state.  But when people
> >>click on and interact with the forms and links on the page, those  
> >>make
> >>calls to URLs which get dispatched to fastcgi daemons using
> >>fastcgi_pass.
> >>
> >>What I'd like to do is output XML from my FastCGI daemon and feed  
> >>that
> >>through nginx's XSLT stylesheets in order to render the dynamically-
> >>generated page.  But I'm finding that even though my fastcgi_pass
> >>directive lives in the same location block where my xslt is defined,
> >>nginx is sending the raw XML to the browser.
> >>
> >>Is there a way to tell nginx to process the output of my FastCGI
> >>script with XSLT?
> >
> >By default nginx processes only "text/xml" with XSLT. Probably you
> >send some different type. You may add it in xslt_types.
> I'm generating my response with XML::LibXML, and am printing the  
> content verbatim.  My content-type is text/xml, and the content of the  
> request has the <?xml version=... preamble all properly set.
> Have you ever seen FastCGI + XSLT working?

I did not test this, but it should work as XSLT is just a filter that
should work with any output. Could you show the confiration part related
to FastCGI and XSLT ?

Igor Sysoev

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