removing/adding xmlns:xxx attributes

Hi List,

I'm wondering if anyone has a solution to the following problem:

I'm writing a chunking script that takes one large document and filters out particular 'chunks' - say //div1.  The document needs to be valid against a declared DTD.

The root element of the original document has an xmlns:law attribute declaration for <law:extract> elements; these may also occur multiple times within each 'chunk'.

Unfortunately, although the xmlns:law attribute is allowed both on the original root element and the law:extract element, it is not allowed on the filtered elements by the DTD: however, this is where my xproc processor (calabash under oxygen) adds them.

How should I go about removing these attributes from the div1 elements and add them to the law:extract elements?  Trying to treat the elements as simple attributes gives errors like 'xmlns namespace not declared'...

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Received on Tuesday, 4 May 2010 16:10:34 UTC