RE: [xsl] Problem while Xpath-ing an excel XML exported file

Subject: RE: [xsl] Problem while Xpath-ing an excel XML exported file
From: JBryant@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 09:46:29 -0600
Hi, Dave,

For me, it would be something on the order of "template not matching" or 
"template not being reached".


Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

"Pawson, David" <David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
03/18/2005 06:16 AM
Please respond to


RE: [xsl] Problem while Xpath-ing an excel XML exported file

As Wendell pointed out; this is a more recent 'top ten' question.
I'm stuck trying to find a title for this question, that would
mean anything to a reader with this problem.

If you have been stuck with namespace processing, would you
suggest something please?

I can see that its difficult, especially when you have
no idea that namespaces are causing the problem.

The problem is compounded since with default templates
there is output.

Can't find root element?
Template not being instantiated?
 what would you go looking for?

Suggestions most welcome.

Regards DaveP 


    -----Original Message-----
    From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] 
    Sent: 17 March 2005 16:09
    To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: [xsl] Problem while Xpath-ing an excel XML 
    exported file
    namespace FAQ number 1:
    <Workbook xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet" ...
    so that is Workbook and Worksheet in  namespace 
    and this
    <xsl:for-each select="Workbook/Worksheet
    selects so that is Workbook and Worksheet in  no-namespace
    so selects nothing in this case.
    You want
    xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet" on 
    your xsl:stylseheet then
    <xsl:for-each select="x:Workbook/x:Worksheet
    etc so that you select elements from this namespace.
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