[xsl] Re: Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?

Subject: [xsl] Re: Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 07:37:45 +0100
Can you provide a *small* example, please?


Dimitre Novatchev.
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"Joseph Kesselman" <keshlam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I've got a situation where I'm using namespace aliasing. It's working
> fine, but the output (using Xalan, at least) is a bit ugly; the serializer
> doesn't realize that the new prefix binding is required until it gets down
> to the aliased nodes, and generates the binding there. Since these are
> scattered throughout the document, that means a lot of namespace
> declaration nodes.
> I'd prefer to declare the new prefix once, at the top of the generated
> document. But there doesn't seem to be a way to express that. There's no
> <xsl:namespace-node> to go with <xsl:attribute>, and <xsl:attribute> is
> explicitly forbidden to generate namespace declarations. (Actually, the
> way it's forbidden doesn't work now that namespaces have been redefined to
> be namespace-aware rather than being hardcoded to the xmlns: prefix, but
> that's a separate matter.)
> I could generate a dummy attribute with the correct prefix and namespace
> at the top level, and let that imply a declaration -- but that could break
> validation of the generated document, and sometimes it's explicitly
> forbidden. (If I'm generating a stylesheet element, I'd have to create an
> attribute in the same namespace as xsl: -- but those are reserved for
> XSL's use, and there isn't one which is officially legal on an
> <xsl:stylesheet> element.)
> I say again, this is an attempt to fix a purely cosmetic problem... but it
> really feels like there ought to be a solution. If anyone *does* know of
> an official and reliable way to generate a namespace declaration into a
> document at a specific point, I'd appreciate the tip!
> If not... well, the article goes out as "it's ugly but it works."
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