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RE: xslt2.0 feature request

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 15:03:12 -0000
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700FE7A995@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: elharo@metalab.unc.edu, xsl-editors@w3.org


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]

> At 3:25 AM -0500 1/3/02, DPawson@rnib.org.uk wrote:
> >In XSLT 1.0, in order to write a template driven stylesheet,
> >I need to explicitly add a namespace to any element that I create.
> >
> ><xsl:template match="el">
> ><el1 xmlns="some url">
> ><xsl:apply-templates/
> ></xsl:template>
> >
> >
> >Is it reasonable to request that a stylesheet attribute be
> >added to cause all elements to be output in a given namespace?
> >
> 
> No, at least not beyond what namespace aliasing gives you now in 1.0.
> 
> Your use case is fully handled in 1.0 as follows:
> 
> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl=""http://yadda yadda yadda"
>    xmlns="some url">
> 
> <xsl:template match="el">
>    <el1>
>      <xsl:apply-templates/>
>    </el1>
> </xsl:template>
> 
> </xsl:stylesheet>
> 
> In general literal result elements have the same namespace in the 
> stylesheet they do in the output document. The only exceptions ar 
> every special cases like generating XSLT from XSLT, and for these 
> cases xsl:namespace-alias is fully adequate..

In which case, where there are no ns declared in the source document,
they are output with 
<el xmlns="">

which is what I'm trying to resolve.

I could do a pre-process, to include the ns in the source,
but that's a kludge.
My use case might be to take a home brewed DTD based document,
which I'm targetting at XHTML.

Regards DaveP

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