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RE: [xsl] Problem Merging multiple XML files
Subject: RE: [xsl] Problem Merging multiple XML files|
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 17:41:22 +0100
> If the "http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl" or
> "http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" are just namespaces
> which may not
> necessarily relate to a real URI, then does it really matter
> what reference
> we put in there? Couldn't "<xsl:stylesheet
> xmlns:xsl="http://somedomain.com/dummyurl">' work just as well?
You've missed the point. Namespace URI's identify the definition of the
semantics of the vocabulary used in the document. A <stylesheet> element in
namespace http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform has a meaning defined by the
authority that allocated that namespace URI (specifically, the W3C XSL
Working Group); a <stylesheet> element in namespace
http://somedomain.com/dummyurl means whatever the owner of "somedomain"
defines it to mean. Since I'm not aware of such a definition, I can't do
anything meaningful with this <stylesheet>.
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