Re: [xsl] self closing elements with attributes

Subject: Re: [xsl] self closing elements with attributes
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 14:42:11 -0500
Thanks, I sit corrected regarding the name of the document element.

I neglected that SGML conventions are used only when the document element is named "h","t","m","l" in no namespace (a null namespace URI). According to XSLT 1.0 section 16, if the result document element is in any namespace then the default is XML, so you will safely get XML conventions when your result is the XHTML "h","t","m","l".

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

At 2004-01-07 11:00 -0800, you wrote:
> >I want closed tags because I'm trying to be compliant to the
> emerging
> >standards by using xhtml.
> Then your document element *cannot* be "h","t","m","l", and must
> be
> "x","h","t","m","l" and you have to use XML conventions.

That's not what w3c says. (

A Strictly Conforming XHTML Document is an XML document that requires only the facilities described as mandatory in this specification. Such a document must meet all of the following criteria:

1. It must conform to the constraints expressed in one of the three DTDs found in DTDs and in Appendix B.
2. The root element of the document must be html.
3. The root element of the document must contain an xmlns declaration for the XHTML namespace [XMLNS]. The namespace for XHTML is defined to be An example root element might look like:

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