Re: [xsl] How to output a xmlns:prefix attribute (special case)

Subject: Re: [xsl] How to output a xmlns:prefix attribute (special case)
From: William Lam <xeenman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 18:21:31 -0700 (PDT)
This will allow you to put the xmlns:prefix attribute

<xsl:attribute name="prefix:blah"

However, you will be left with this:

xmlns:prefix="URI" prefix:blah="blah"

So, if you can live with the blah, this is the way to
go.  Otherwise switch to Xalan, and you can just do a

<xsl:attribute name="xmlns:prefix"

Note:  Xalan does not conform to the XSLT standard in
this aspect.

--- Richard Gruet <rgruet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to generate a XML-Schema from a
> definition in a custom
> language of my own (itself validated by an
> XML-Schema), using an XSLT
> stylesheet.
> Because my language allows some kind of "imports"
> that will be
> translated to xsd:import elements + xmlns:prefix
> attributes in the
> generated schema, I need to add the xmlns:prefix
> declarations to the
> output xsd:schema element.
> Unfortunately, as I am generating xml (not mere
> text), the XSLT
> processor (Saxon 6.4, but it is probably a general
> rule) prevents me to
> do this, by forbidding to add this particular
> attribute. Instead, it
> detects output elements or attributes whose names
> are qualified with a
> prefix, and inserts automatically the corresponding
> xmlns:prefix
> declarations in the output top element.
> But it does not work for me, since the references to
> the qualified types
> occur only as *values* of an attribute, not directly
> as element or
> attribute names, e.g in:
> <xsd:complexType name="prefix:typeName">
> that case, the XSLT processor does not know
> that it should include
> a xmlns:prefix declaration in my top xsd:schema
> element, and anyway it
> would not know where to take the URI for that
> namespace (I won't declare
> *every* possible namespace on the planet in my
> stylesheet ;-).
> So I'm stuck: the processor prevents me to put
> explicitely xmlns
> declarations, but OTOH does not do it by itself, so
> what to do ?
> Should I switch to text output mode to bypass the
> controls ? Is there a
> clevier way to proceed ?
> Thanks for any advice,
> Richard Gruet
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