Re: [xsl] Problem copying xhtml elements from xml source

Subject: Re: [xsl] Problem copying xhtml elements from xml source
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 09:35:07 -0600
it even works with {name()}

name() references the fully qualified name of the element (e.g. "foo:bar") instead of {local-name()}

local-name() references just the local QName (e.g. foo:"bar")

(I guess because the xhtml namespace prefix in the stylesheet
is empty, anyway)

Although in this particular case the value of the name() property is the same as the local-name() property you will find that using the property value whose definition matches that of which you are trying to match will save you from frustration when, in future development, you use the name() property of an element that is bound to a namespace even though it may not seem like it to the naked eye.

Best regards,


----- Original Message ----- From: "David Carlisle" <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [xsl] Problem copying xhtml elements from xml source

If you can control your input you would be better to fix your input so
it uses XHTML not elements in no-namespace that have the same local
names as XHTML elements, so use

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="test-copy-of.xsl"?>
 <div xmlns="";>
 <p style="color:red;">a paragraph in <b>red</b></p>
 <p><img src="wood102.jpg" width="149" height="177" alt="wood"/></p>

then your copy-of will work and everything will be fine.

Otherwise you need to change the namespace of every element, to XSLT
this is changing the name, like changing <a> to <b> so  you can do it,
but not with xsl:copy-of or xsl:copy.


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