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Re: [xsl] Xalan producing error - (Location of error unknown)org.xml.sax.SAXException: Can not resolve namespace prefix: #all


Subject: Re: [xsl] Xalan producing error - (Location of error unknown)org.xml.sax.SAXException: Can not resolve namespace prefix: #all
From: Graydon <graydon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:26:23 -0500

On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 01:09:00PM -0600, a kusa scripsit:
> When I try to run transformation using xalan, I keep getting this error:
> 
> (Location of error unknown)org.xml.sax.SAXException: Can not resolve
> namespace prefix: #all
> 
> I do have exclude-result-prefixes in my stylesheet and I use XSLT2.0.
> 
> How do I prevent this error?!

By using an XSLT 2.0 processor -- Xalan is strictly 1.0, see
<http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/> -- or by using an XSLT 1.0 stylesheet
that doesn't try to use a 2.0 construct like #all.

Especially since #all is a keyword for _modes_, not prefixes; if you've
got something in your code where a namespace prefix starts with an
octothorpe (#) that's not going to work anywhere, prefixes can have the
characters of the Name production except for the colon (:).  Name
production start characters don't include #.

-- Graydon


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