RE: [xsl] retaining "xml:" prefix on attribute name

Subject: RE: [xsl] retaining "xml:" prefix on attribute name
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 08:28:23 -0000
I'm puzzled as to why you should want an xml:lang attribute in HTML
output, since it's not legal HTML. 

The serialization spec says that the HTML output method should output
namespaced elements as if they were XML, but it says nothing about
namespaced attributes on non-namespaced elements. So I guess your XSLT
processor is within its rights to drop the prefix, though it seems an
odd decision to me.

Michael Kay

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> Saverio Perugini
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> Subject: [xsl] retaining "xml:" prefix on attribute name
> Hello,
> I'm trying to make an XSLT stylesheet include the following 
> element in its result document.
> <grammar version="1.0" xml:lang="en-US" 
> xmlns=""; root="root">
> The resulting document must be html.
> However, when I use <xsl:output method="html"/>, I get
> <grammar version="1.0" lang="en-US" 
> xmlns=""; root="root"> (i.e., 
> the "xml:" prefix on the lang attribute is removed!).
> When I use <xsl:output method="xml"/>, the "xml:" prefix 
> remains. I however need html, not xml, output.  I am using 
> libxslt. Is it possible to retain the "xml:" prefix on the 
> lang attribute in HTML output?
> Thanks,
> Saverio
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