Re: [xsl] xsl to echo input xml

Subject: Re: [xsl] xsl to echo input xml
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:27:41 -0700 (MST)
_ryan wrote:
> If I want to pass an xml to an xsl, and then have the xsl simply repeat
> what's in the xml, how would I go about that? 

What you want is called an "identity transformation" and it is explained
in the XSLT spec in section 7.5, at

The template is 

<xsl:template match="@*|node()">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>

The reason why your template won't work should be self-evident after
reading sections 5.1, 5.4, and 5.8:

Note that XSLT only has access to the logical contents of the XML document
as reported by a parser, so 'physical' structures like entity references
and attribute order may not be preserved in your output.

   - Mike
Mike J. Brown, software engineer at            My XML/XSL resources: in Denver, Colorado, USA    

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