Subject: Re: [xsl] transforming MRSS|
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 09:18:29 +0100
I fail to find a working example for transforming XML where tags have a colon in their name... it's always only fragments of a solution which, of course, do not work...
1) is there any *complete* example that shows how to do it?
2) why does XSL have to be more complicated than (e.g.) simplexml_load_file() from PHP? With all this crazy, over-complicated namespace junk... (i mean xmlns:yaddayadda) that is broken or wrong in many feeds anyways... why not just access a tag named <media:group> with "media:group"?It seems complicated primarily, I think, because there's a difference between the data model for namespaces and the surface syntax that you see in lexical XML. There are good reasons for these differences, though I would be the first to argue that the whole design of namespaces could have been done much better.
Michael Kay Saxonica