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Subject: Re: [xsl] Attempting *not* to copy certain nodes
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:39:58 -0500

At 2004-01-14 16:17 -0500, 3rett 3onfield wrote:
According to RUWF ( http://www.xml.com/pub/a/tools/ruwf/check.html) the following is well formed:

Right ... because the elements and attributes have their prefixes declared.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"

You don't have any declaration for soap: in the above ...

<xsl:apply-templates select="soap:Envelope/soap:Body/node()"/>

... yet you are using it in the above statement. XPath utilizes namespace prefixes, yet are not considered in a measurement of well-formedness because XPath expressions are *inside* of attribute strings and attribute strings are simple strings for well-formedness.

These are the errors I'm getting:

IE 6:
Reference to undeclared namespace prefix: 'soap'.


Firebird 0.7:
Error loading stylesheet: Parsing an XPath expression failed.



Probably Xalan and not Xerces. Your XML is correct, your XSLT is not.

Declare in your stylesheet the namespace for soap and your XPath expressions should work.

I hope this helps.

........................... Ken

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