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

Subject: RE: [xsl] How to output a xmlns:prefix attribute (special case)
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 09:15:08 +0100
If the namespace you require is declared in the stylesheet, and you output a
literal result element, then you will get a namespace declaration output for

If you can't do that, another solution is to add a dummy attribute to the
output, with the name prefix:att.

If you're really desparate, create a separate XML file of the form

<dummy xmlns:prefix="my-uri"/>

and do <xsl:copy-of select=document('dummy.xml')/*/namespace::prefix"/>

(this relies on something in the XSLT 1.0 errata so it may not work on all
processors, but it should work with Saxon).

Mike Kay
Software AG

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Richard Gruet
> Sent: 12 July 2001 01:33
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> Subject: [xsl] How to output a xmlns:prefix attribute (special case)
> 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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