RE: [xsl] getting rid of xmlns

Subject: RE: [xsl] getting rid of xmlns
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 03:15:02 -0000
If the namespaces came from the stylesheet, use exclude-result-prefixes="w v
o" etc to avoid them finding their way into the result document.

If the namespaces came from the source document, use <xsl:element
name="{local-name()}" namespace="{namespace-uri()}"> in preference to
xsl:copy or xsl:copy-of. In XSLT 2.0 you can use xsl:copy-of select="XXX"
copy-namespaces="no" to copy an element except for any unused namespace

Michael Kay 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim_Albright@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Jim_Albright@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 26 February 2005 15:55
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] getting rid of xmlns
> In converting from WordML to OSIS my resulting document starts with:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <osis xmlns:w="";>
>    <osisText lang="FR">
>       <div type="commentary" osisID="Translator'sNotes:Ruth" 
> annotateRef="Ruth">
>          <div 
> xmlns:w10="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" 
> xmlns:sl="
> " xmlns:dt="uuid:C2F41010-65B3-11d1-A29F-00AA00C14882" 
> xmlns:wx="
> t" xmlns:st1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" 
> xmlns:aml=""; 
> xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" 
> xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" type="main"/>
> I have no use for any of the xmlns: attributes in the start of this 
> document.
> How do I get rid of them? They have no meaning in OSIS and 
> there are no 
> references to them within the document otherwise.
> I found out the hard way that xmlns is not a matchable attribute.
> Thanks for all the help this list provides.
> Jim Albright
> 704 843-0582
> Wycliffe Bible Translators

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