Re: [xsl] Controlling namespace in output

Subject: Re: [xsl] Controlling namespace in output
From: Peter Desjardins <>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:36:49 -0500
That sounds like an excellent solution. Can you give an example of how
I can add the namespace to the stylesheet so that all elements are
generated in the DocBook namespace?



On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 6:32 PM, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 16/12/2010 23:27, Peter Desjardins wrote:
>> I added the DocBook namespace to the root element of my output. Why do
>> its children have null namespaces (xmlns="")? How can I prevent them
>> from having explicit namespaces?
> you have generated the root element in the namespace but all the other
> elements in no-namespace so the serialiser has to add xmlns=""
> The solution is to generate all eleemnts in the docbook namespace, then the
> serialiser will just put a single declaration on the outmost element.
> the easiest way to do that (usually, it depends a bit on your code) is to
> move xmlns="..." from where you have it on to xsl:stylesheet so it is in
> scope for the whole stylesheet.
> David

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