RE: [xsl] xsl:element namespace issues.

Subject: RE: [xsl] xsl:element namespace issues.
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 09:10:20 +0100
The rules in XSLT 1.0 for how the HTML output method handles namespaces
appearing in the result tree are rather unspecific, and it has recently
been pointed out that several different interpretations are possible. So
you might just be out of luck with xsltproc. Or you might be better off
using the XML output method rather than HTML. 

Remember that "xml islands" are not part of standard HTML, they are a
Microsoft invention, and that the XSLT spec isn't specifically designed
to be able to produce them. In fact, if anyone can point me to a spec of
how Microsoft XML data islands handle namespaces, I would be grateful.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx
work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Shawn O. McKenzie
> Sent: 31 March 2003 22:55
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] xsl:element namespace issues.
> I am producing html output that xml islands in it for a 
> Microsoft help 
> engine. Within the html file there are sections somethin like:
> <xml>
>     <MSHelp:TOCTitle Title="Foobar Property"/>
>     <MSHelp:Keyword index="K" term="Foobar"/>
> </xml>
> So I need to be able to output <MSHelp:TOCTitle> elements, along with 
> others in the MSHelp namespace. A coworker, using Microsoft's parser 
> simply uses:
> <xsl:element name="MSHelp:Keyword">
>     <xsl:attribute name="index">K</xsl:attribute>
>     <xsl:attribute name="term">Foobar</xsl:attribute>
> </xsl:element>
> However for me (Linux and libxslt via xsltproc) there is only 
> <Keyword> 
> in the output. I suspect this has something to do with 
> xsl:namespace-alias described in the following:

But, I guess I just don't get it.

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