RE: [xsl] Adding/Coercing a Namespace

Subject: RE: [xsl] Adding/Coercing a Namespace
From: "Richard Lander" <rlander@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 09:49:52 -0800
I had perviously tried to emulate the XMLNamespaceManager in the .net framework, for those of you that know about that.

I put the following in my source:


I then had a template in transform 1 that was expecting namespaceManager. I think that I just copied the whole thing over. Maybe If I'd applied templates, I might have had more luck.

I'll experiment a little more with your suggestions.

I haven't done any work with XSLT2 yet. I guess I'd better start that. From everything I've heard or read, it sounds like it will solve a lot of common problems, particularly for those of us that have been using XSLT since the start.

Thanks much,


-----Original Message-----
From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 9:34 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> I guess that I could add a fake template in an included transform that 
> included some elements in the myNs namespace. Might that coerce the 
> namespace in the way that I want?

XSLT2 has an xsl:namespace instruction for making namespace nodes explictly (if microsoft has an xslt2 implementation???:-)

the methods of doing this in xslt1 are 

just add an attribute somewhere in that namespace.
this gives a spurious attribute but causes the namespace node to be added.

If that is not acceptable you can use <xsl:copy to copy a namespace node from the source or stylesheet this is I think the situation you are in so you can <xsl:copy select="namespace:*"/> from the source and get the namespaces copied over.

Failing that, if the namespace is not in the source, you have to make a result tree fragment in a variable with an element in that namespace, use msxml:node-set to get a node set and then use taht node set to copy the namespace node as above.


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