Re: [xsl] Cannot Access Attribute with colon

Subject: Re: [xsl] Cannot Access Attribute with colon
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 15:10:25 +0100
Hi Karen,

> I need to access the values of the xlink:show and xlink:href
> attributes, unfortunately using '@xlink:show' does not work, (ie
> <xsl:value-of select="@xlink:show"/>) it doesnt seem to like the
> colon ' :'

My guess would be that you haven't declared the 'xlink' prefix within
your stylesheet. A name like xlink:show is a qualified name, with a
prefix ('xlink') and a local part ('show'). In order to resolve the
qualified name, the XSLT processor needs to be able to tell what
namespace the prefix 'xlink' is referring to, so it needs to have a
namespace declaration in scope.

Try adding a namespace declaration for the 'xlink' prefix to the
<xsl:stylesheet> element, as follows:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

and the processor should stop complaining about the ':'.



Jeni Tennison

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