Re: [xsl] default namespace in xsl and xpath expressions

Subject: Re: [xsl] default namespace in xsl and xpath expressions
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 17:21:55 +0100
> But why doesn't it work when I set the default namespace to the
> document's namespace and try to use Xpath expressions in XSL without
> namespace qualifiers? 

because names in Xpath work like attribute names: unprefixed names
always refer to no-namespace, if you want to refer to an element in a
namespace you need to use a prefix (in the xpath, it doesn't matter
whether or not the original document is prefixed)

(Xpath 2 allows you to specify which namespace unprefixed names refer to
so in Xpath2 you'd be able to get the effect you want, although even
there (in xslt2 it would not automaticaly pick up the default namespace
in the stylesheet)


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