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Subject: [xsl] Getting epub: namespace into root html element
From: "Peter West lists@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:29:55 -0000

I'm trying to convert EPUB2 files to EPUB3.  In the course of that, I need to
include some epub:type attributes. I also want to include a <!DOCTYPE html>
declaration, although I have seen it argued that the declaration is not

I have managed to get the DOCTYPE declaration to work by a method that has
been described before in a number of places, and I have the epub:type
attributes appearing on the relevant elements.  However, the epub namespace is
declared on every element, and I haven't been able to get it into the root
element.  How can I do this?

My stylesheet starts like this:

<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
    exclude-result-prefixes="xs xh"

    <xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>
    <xsl:output method="xhtml" />
    <xsl:template match="/">
        <xsl:text disable-output-escaping="yes">&lt;!DOCTYPE html></xsl:text>

    <xsl:template match="@*|node()">
            <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>

Peter West

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