Re: [xsl] Namespaces best practice in XML

Subject: Re: [xsl] Namespaces best practice in XML
From: "tom tom" <tomxsllist@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 15:10:15 +0100
Thats what I figured. The reason I ask is that I need this stylesheet to be as accessible to as many people as possible. Having to prefix all source XML elements in the XSLT when that prefix doesn't physically exist in the XML adds a level of complexity that non-namespace-savvy developers might find confusing.

I guess my alternatives are to remove the namespace declaration from the source XML, use a version of HTML which doesn't require a namespace declaration or just deal with namespaces!

From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
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To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Namespaces best practice in XML
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 14:48:50 +0100

> Do I need to declare the XHTML namespace + my source XML's namespace?

technically the answer to the question is "no" as it's possible to
write a stylesheet that doesn't declare either namespace and still
transforms your input document to XHTML, but practically speaking the
answer is "yes".

Declare XHTML namespace to be the default namespace in your stylesheet
then you can use literal elements such as
to generate an xhtml p element.

Declare your source namespace to be on some prefix eg f: and use f:abc
whenever refering to elements in that namespace.


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