I thought I should report that the problem I was having with Saxon in
WinXP was indeed a bug in Saxon 6.5.3 as Michael and Torsten suggested.
The issue has to do with changes in the way Java handles windows files
in later releases of Java. Because Saxon 6.5.3 is a stable product that
is no longer being developed, the bug is unlikely to be fixed in the
near future. None of the proposed solutions (e.g. using + to represent
the spacing) worked; it seems to be a fatal flaw.
If you run into the problem, it might be worthwhile going on to the
latest release of Saxon, 8.3. A free (non-schema aware) version is
available on sourceforge (see http://www.saxonica.com/ for links and
details). There is no sign of the problem in 8.3.
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