Re: [xsl] DTD extends XML attributes, how can I suppress this behaviour

Subject: Re: [xsl] DTD extends XML attributes, how can I suppress this behaviour
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:53:01 -0500
At 2009-02-12 09:46 -0800, NK wrote:
I have an XML that looks has a DTD that I transform with an identity template.
Source XML:
when I transform it, all elements get extended with attributes like shown below
Is there a way to supress this behaviour in the stylesheet?

Not using standard XSLT.

I am using Saxon 9b and XSLT 2.0.
If i remove the DTD from the source, it won't to that (of course).
However I don't want to do this.

There is no distinction in the XPath data model between specified and defaulted attributes, so there is no way from the model of you knowing which ones were "added" by the processor when inspecting the DTD.

Of course you could specialize every element looking for known defaulted values for every attribute, but then you wouldn't be able to distinguish a specified attribute of a defaulted value.

I hope this helps, though I understand it doesn't give you what you want.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

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