Re: [xsl] Copying a document except specific root attribute

Subject: Re: [xsl] Copying a document except specific root attribute
From: Mukul Gandhi <mukul_gandhi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:33:13 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Stefan,
  Root node is an imaginary point. It does not exixt
physically.. "It logically exists above all the nodes
in XML document" .. "It does not have any attribute"
.. Therefore /@myRootAttribute is not the right thing
to say ;)


--- Stefan Schulz <schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear reader,
> I have searched the FAQ and archive, but did not
> find a solution for my 
> transformation problem.
> For starters, I use the identity transformation to
> copy all elements and 
> attributes of an XML document. Additionally, I have
> a rule like:
> <xsl:template match="/@myRootAttribute"/>
> which seems to be ignored, as the mentioned
> attribute still occurs in 
> the target document. As I only want to omit the
> named attribute, if it 
> is an attribute of the root node, I could not apply
> the solution from 
> the FAQ for omitting attributes in general either.
> My requirements are XSLT1.0 and a source document of
> arbitrary schema.
> Thanks for any help,
> Stefan

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