[xsl] Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?

Subject: [xsl] Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?
From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 10:02:22 -0500
>My fallback is to just add a placebo attribute to the result document 

That would probably work... but I'm not sure it *should* work. XSLT says 
pretty explicitly that you're allowed to add irrelevant attributes to xsl: 
elements.. IF they are in a namespace OTHER than XSLT's own namespace.

I'd much prefer a guaranteed-portable solution... or a clear consensus 
that there isn't one, so we can consider encouraging XSLT 2.0 to address 

(BTW, in case folks haven't guessed, this ties into the "stylesheets to 
render stylesheets" thread as well. I'm in final editing of an article 
which provides a sorta-interesting example of doing that, and -- purely 
for aesthetic reasons -- I'm interested in cleaning up its output. I may 
yet resort to <xsl:element>... but I'd really rather not, for pedagogical 

Joe Kesselman, IBM Next-Generation Web Technologies:
XML, XSL and more.  "may'ron DaroQbe'chugh vaj bIrIQbej" 
("Put down the squeezebox and nobody gets hurt.")

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