I am having difficulty getting filters to stick on my XSLTListViewWebPart (XLV) using Sharepoint Designer 2010. I am working on a single site collection that contains two sub-sites, a Document Center with one document library, and a team site.
I have a set of documents in the library, opened the view for these in SPD and exported the XLV to a web part file. I checked out a site page in the team site using SDP, opened in advanced mode, and imported the previous web part into a web part zone. Using the SPD List View Tools, I filtered the XLV on some text in the Title column, and saw the results displayed in the Design view as expected. But when I save the page, the rendered view in a browser shows the entire listing on that page instead of the filtered results. And when I re-open that page in SPD, the web part reverts back to the entire list as well. Inspection of the HTML shows that the entire code block containing the filter parameters is no longer there.
When I replicate the same steps by creating a new site page within the same document site, the page edits are saved and the XLV is rendered correctly. Does anyone know why this happens across different sites? I know there are other ways to display the data, such as CQWP and Data Views, but I need to keep the same UI elements that the list view normally provides.