RE: [xsl] Default namespace problem

Subject: RE: [xsl] Default namespace problem
From: "Khorasani, Houman" <houman_khorasani@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 16:22:12 +0100
You mean the second one is in no space, not the first one, correct?

I mean this is a default namespace, right?
<OrderRequest xmlns="";>

And this one with prefix is specified namespace:
<OrderRequest xmlns:bt="";>

But I got your point. I have found this site:

This is exactly my problem, and as the author mentions:

"thinking that leaving off the prefix from the foo element name, that it
will match <foo> elements in the default namespace with the URI of
urn:myuri. Instead, they are required to assign a non-null prefix name
to their namespace URI and then match on "someprefix:foo" instead, which
has proven to be far from obvious. XSLT 2.0 SHOULD provide an explicit
way to handle this scenario to avoid further user confusion."

I had thought exactly in the same way that using a default namespace in
the XML file doesn't require any prefix in the XSLT's match.  But it

So namespaces link an XML and XSLT file thru the URI, not the prefix.

But these seems to be confusing to many programmers, and that's why it
should have been changed in XSLT 2.0.  I still use XSLT 1.0 though.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jacoby, Peter R. [mailto:PJACOBY@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 31 August 2005 21:07
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [xsl] Default namespace problem

> XML:
> <OrderRequest xmlns:bt="";>
> Works fine!!
> But if XML has a default namespace instead:
> XML:
> <OrderRequest xmlns="";>

Those two OrderRequest elements are *very* different.  The first is in
namespace (or the same as its parent), the second is explicitly in the
{ttp://} namespace.

If your XSLT matches OrderRequest in no namespace (which it probably
does if the
first XML works) then when you try to run it against the second version
it will
not match.  In order to match you would have to change your XSLT to
match="bt:OrderRequest" where bt has been bound to the correct URI
(which it has
from the excerpt you originally posted).

Hope this helps.


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