Re: [xsl] Re: Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?
From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 13:00:15 -0500
Yes, generating the <xsl:stylesheet> explicitly as <newxsl:stylesheet> 
rather than using <xsl:copy> would result in newxsl: being declared at the 

But then any elements -- or XPaths -- copied from the source stylesheet 
would have the reverse problem; they'd still be using the xsl: prefix and 
would need to declare *that* prefix.

(The real answer is that prefixes probably shouldn't be preserved. But 
that doesn't mesh well with the assumptions folks have layered on top of 
the Namespaces spec, most noticably the use of prefixes within text 
strings like XPaths. Sigh.)

Looks like giving up and going with explicit <xsl:element> is the most 
reliable, and most portable, answer I'm going to get, at least in XSLT 

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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