[xsl] namespaces problem - two transformations in one stylesheet possible?

Subject: [xsl] namespaces problem - two transformations in one stylesheet possible?
From: "Andrew Ballantine" <andrew.ballantine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 12:59:44 -0000
Hi there,

I have a problem with (unqualified) namespaces in the xml to be transformed
that is preventing a transformation from working. I understand that is is
possible to use a transformation to remove the namespaces, and then the result
of this can then be transformed. However the architecture that we are using
does not make it easy to use two stylesheets where one would normally have
been expected.

Can I ask if it is therefore possible either to perform two transformations on
the one stylesheet (i.e. to transform the incoming xml, and then transform the
result of this first transformation), or alternatively is it possible to
reference a second stylesheet in the first and then pass the result of the
first stylesheet to a second one?

A code example:

Incoming message (I have no control over this):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<message xmlns="http://www.valid_url.com";>
		<various_control_tags />
			<various_other_control_tags />
		<message_contents />

The existing stylesheet is something like the following:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
exclude-result-prefixes="msxsl" extension-element-prefixes="userDefined">
	<xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" omit-xml-declaration="no"/>
	<xsl:template match="/">
		<xsl:apply-templates select="message"/>
	<xsl:template match="message">
		<xsl:apply-templates select="m_content"/>
	<xsl:template match="m_content">
		<quotation dtd-version="1.0">
			<xsl:call-template name="control"/>
			<!-- assorted other templates -->
	<!--  Quotes/control -->
	<xsl:template name="control">
		<!-- etc lots more xsl here -->

As stated the stylesheet does not like the namespace and fails to transform as
expected, and we are currently very limited by our architecture as to what we
can do about this. Any help or advice with this is much appreciated.

Andrew Ballantine

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