Re: [xsl] Can't make template match root element with schema info

Subject: Re: [xsl] Can't make template match root element with schema info
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:13:27 GMT
  This is sort of like the namespace declaration causes the stylesheet to
  override its default behavior which is to treat elements as being in the
  default namespace. Alternately, one may specify a prefix in the namespace
  declaration with a prefix and use the prefix everywhere in the xml file and
  get the same behavior.

No. Xpath can not tell (normally) whether an element is in the default
namespace or not. the "default namespace" is just like "the namespace
bound to the prefix x" except that teh "prefix" in thi scase is empty.

With the single exception of the name() function, prefixes used in the
source (or non-prefixes in the case of the default namespace) are not
available to XPath (or XSLT).  Unprefixed element names in XPath 1
_always_ refer to elements in no-namespace nt elements in the default
namespace of the source or stylesheet, this is not a "default behaviour"
that can be overridden, it is fixed.


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