(PHP 5)

XSLTProcessor::setParameterSet value for a parameter


bool XSLTProcessor::setParameter ( string $namespace , string $name , string $value )
bool XSLTProcessor::setParameter ( string $namespace , array $options )

Sets the value of one or more parameters to be used in subsequent transformations with XSLTProcessor. If the parameter doesn't exist in the stylesheet it will be ignored.



The namespace URI of the XSLT parameter.


The local name of the XSLT parameter.


The new value of the XSLT parameter.


An array of name => value pairs. This syntax is available since PHP 5.1.0.

Valorile întoarse

Întoarce valoarea TRUE în cazul succesului sau FALSE în cazul eșecului.


Example #1 Changing the owner before the transformation


= array(
'Marc Rutkowski' => 'marc',
'Olivier Parmentier' => 'olivier'

$xsl = new DOMDocument;

// Configure the transformer
$proc = new XSLTProcessor;
$proc->importStyleSheet($xsl); // attach the xsl rules

foreach ($collections as $name => $file) {
// Load the XML source
$xml = new DOMDocument;
$xml->load('collection_' $file '.xml');

$proc->transformToURI($xml'file:///tmp/' $file '.html');


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User Contributed Notes 7 notes

richard at aggmedia dot net
5 years ago
Note that there is no way to remove a parameter from an XSLTProcessor unless you know its name, and there is no way (that I can find) to get a list of the current parameters.

This means that you cannot reuse an XSLTProcessor with different parameters unless you call XSLTProcessor->removeParameter() on every parameter, and to do that you need to know the names of all the currently set parameters.

I bumped into this because we were caching XSLTProcessors for reuse, and they were spitting out content based on phantom parameters (they were still there from previous uses).
7 years ago
It seems heinemann's usage is not correct and does not achieve the intended result.

This method's purpose is to change a global <xsl:param> value in the XSL stylesheet--not to change an attribute of any other element.  <xsl:param> basically lets you set up a stylesheet which can be customized (as from PHP) externally (without needing to tamper with the original XSL file).

Here's an example of usage (that will work):


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    <xsl:param name="print_something" select="defaultstring"/>
    <xsl:template match="/mydoc">
        <p style="color:red;">Printed parameter: <xsl:value-of select="$print_something"/></p>


= new DOMDocument();
$xsl = new XSLTProcessor;
$xsl->setParameter( '', 'print_something', "Now I've overridden the default!");
$style = realpath( "./my_stylesheet.xslt" );

$out = $xsl->transformToXML( $dom );

var_dump( '<pre>',
htmlentities( $out, ENT_QUOTES, 'utf-8' ),
$xsl->getParameter('', 'print_something'),
'</pre>' );


string(5) "

string(143) "<?xml version="1.0"?>
<p style="color:red;">Printed parameter: Now I've overridden the default!</p>
string(32) "Now I've overridden the default!"
string(6) "


Notice that at present adding a namespace will not work. The only option at present is to set the first parameter for namespace to an empty string (though you can add the prefix with colon to the second argument for name in order to set the parameter for a namespace-prefixed parameter name).

See http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=30622
7 years ago
After looking at this a little further (see http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=41248), it appears that it's a shortcoming of libxslt, not PHP, that prevents passing in DOMDocuments or DOMNodes as parameters.
Orion I
7 years ago
I've been trying to pass in a DOMDocument object as a parameter so I can stuff a bunch of data into XML nodes, but it appears that this function is not capable of it. I was hoping to get it to work like it does in the .NET 2.0 framework. (See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/
But after looking at the PHP 5.2.1 source code, /php-5.2.1/ext/xsl/xsltprocessor.c line 604-650, it appears that it's not possible to do so in PHP even though it appears that libxslt supports it (see http://xmlsoft.org/XSLT/html/libxslt-variables.html

In fact, if the parameters aren't exactly what's expected, you'll always get a warning like this:

Wrong parameter count for XSLTProcessor::setParameter()
heinemann dot juergen at hjcms dot de
8 years ago
Example for how it works.

<?xml version = '1.0' encoding = 'utf-8' ?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:output method="xml"
    doctype-system = "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    doctype-public = "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"
<xsl:template match="docs">
    <xsl:for-each select="block">
            <xsl:value-of select="." />


= new DomDocument( '1.0', 'utf-8' );
$xsl = new XSLTProcessor;
$xsl->setParameter( 'block', 'xmlns', 'http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml' );

$style = realpath( "./my_stylesheet.xslt" );
$dom->load( $style );
$xsl->importStyleSheet( $dom );

$dom->loadXML( '<docs>
    <block>Howto set xhtml Transitional Namespaces width php</block>
    <block>see http://www.php.net</block>

$out = $xsl->transformToXML( $dom );

var_dump( '<pre>',
htmlentities( $out, ENT_QUOTES, 'utf-8' ),
$xsl->getParameter( 'block', 'xmlns' ),
$xsl->getParameter( 'docs', 'xmlns' ),
'</pre>' );

Stoke A
9 years ago
XSLTProcessor::removeParameter() won't work on parameters set via XSLTProcessor::setParameter(string namespace, array options) in 5.1+ -- they need to be set and removed one by one.
Lennaert van der Linden
6 years ago
The parameter will not be set if the value contains both single and double quotes. Instead a warning will be shown when transforming the document:

PHP Warning:  XSLTProcessor::transformToXml(): Cannot create XPath expression (string contains both quote and double-quotes)
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