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RE: [xsl] XML with Default Namespace
Subject: RE: [xsl] XML with Default Namespace|
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 09:25:09 +0100
> Ok, some progress, but I can't seem to get rid of the
> attribute, xmlns:o.
First, don't think of it as an attribute. It looks like an attribute in
lexical XML, but XSLT doesn't see it that way. It's there because an element
in your tree has a namespace node that binds the prefix o to the namespace
There are four ways a namespace can find its way into your result document,
and the way you prevent it depends on how it got there.
(a) If you use a literal result element in the stylesheet then all
namespaces declared in the stylesheet that are in scope for that element are
copied to the result document. You can prevent this using
(b) If you use xsl:copy or xsl:copy-of to copy an element from the source
document, then all its in-scope namespaces are copied from the source
document. You can prevent this in XSLT 2.0 using copy-namespaces="no". In
1.0 the only remedy is to switch to using xsl:element.
(c) If you create an element or attribute in the result tree, by any means,
and the element or attribute name is in a namespace, then a namespace
binding will automatically be created to ensure that this namespace is
properly declared. There is no way of preventing this, because the document
would be ill-formed if the namespace were not declared.
(d) (Rare) You can also explicitly create or copy a namespace node using
xsl:copy[-of] applied to a namespace node in the source document, or (in
XSLT 2.0) xsl:namespace. If you don't want the namespace then remove the
instruction that creates it...