Re: [xsl] XSL to output new XML document with root node

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL to output new XML document with root node
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 23:07:17 -0400
At 2006-05-01 21:48 -0500, Gary E. Daniels wrote:
Hi. I have an XSL sheet to extract certain data from an XML document. I use Saxon for the transform and have the output as XML. I need to have the outputted XML document to contain a root node. How do I code the XSL sheet to create the root node for the XML output document?

All result documents have a root node ... it is the parent of the document element. It has no name and it is the top of the node tree that represents the result document. It has no reification in the syntax of the serialized result tree (if you choose to serialize the result tree).

Are you instead asking about creating a specific document element for the result document?

The purpose is so I am able to run a different XSL transform on the output XML document. Thanks.

I think you will need to provide more information because your use of the terminology makes it difficult to answer the question as it is now posed.

In a transform, the result document begins with a root node. If you add a single element child to that root and then only children and descendants of that element, then you are creating an XML document result. If you add zero or more than one elements as children of the result tree root node, you are creating an external parsed general entity.

Can you rephrase your question with an example of what you have as input and what you want as output? That may help us help you by better illustrating what you need to learn.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . . . . . Ken

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