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Re: XPath Expression

From: <edsimon@xmlsec.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 09:37:38 -0400
Message-ID: <3B5F15F4000063EC@mail.san.yahoo.com>
To: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>, Dournaee, Blake <bdournaee@rsasecurity.com>
Cc: IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
>>This would allow me to change the URI without altering the validity of
>If it's being used in the Canonical XML context, remove the '//@*' from:
>         (//. | //@* | //namespace::*)

Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't the above remove ALL attributes, not
just the one Blake wants removed.

I'm not sure that there is an XPath solution but the solution in XSLT would
look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" 
  xmlns:xsl ="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"

<!-- Identity transform -->
<xsl:template match="@*|node()">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>

<!-- Skip the Reference/@URI attribute -->
<xsl:template match="xmlsig:Reference/@URI" priority="2"/>


Ed Simon
XMLsec Inc. - XML Security Training and Consulting
Received on Thursday, 2 August 2001 09:38:51 UTC

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