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RE: xslt2.0 feature request

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 10:22:21 -0500
Message-Id: <p04330104b85a2634db2c@[]>
To: DPawson@rnib.org.uk, xsl-editors@w3.org
At 3:03 PM +0000 1/3/02, DPawson@rnib.org.uk wrote:

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

No, that's not what happens at all. If you declare a namespace that 
applies to literal result elements in the stylesheet, then these 
elements are output with the appropriate namespace in the transformed 
document. If you don't declare such a namespace, i.e. if literal 
result elements are not in any namespace, then the they won't be in 
any namespace in the transformed document. I don't know of any XSLT 
processors that would bother with xmlns="" for elements not in any 
namespace unless it were necessary (i.e. redeclaring the default 
namespace) but I suppose it's possible. However, it's not relevant to 
the meaning of the document.

Maybe I misunderstanding you. Can you provide a complete simple 
example including an input XML document, a stylesheet, the output 
document you actually get from a 1.0 processor, and the output you 

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