Re: [xsl] Unwanted Prefixes in Output

Subject: Re: [xsl] Unwanted Prefixes in Output
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 05:47:55 -0400

Alan wrote:

   Probably common problem with namespace emissions. Tried to cut
   it down to the basics.

I'd like to omit "xmlns:foo" namespace declaration where it will not
be referenced, like under atom:updated.

Should note that the saved documents can contain any namespace, so I can't add xmlns:foo declaration to my stylesheet, but I'd like to have my namespaces namespace normal.


I'm talking to myself now. :^)

I found that this removes unnecessary namespace declarations...

      <xsl:template match="atom:*" mode="copy-entry">
        <xsl:element name="atom:{local-name(.)}">
          <xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>
          <xsl:apply-templates select="node()" mode="copy-entry"/>

I think you want something like:

<xsl:template match="atom:*" mode="copy-entry"> <xsl:copy> <xsl:copy-of select="@*"/> <xsl:apply-templates mode="copy-entry"/> </xsl:copy> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="*" mode="copy-entry">
<xsl:element name="{local-name()}" namespace="http://the-atom-namespace";>
  <xsl:apply-templates select="@*"/>
  <xsl:apply-templates mode="copy-entry"/>

  <xsl:template match="@*">
    <xsl:attribute name="{local-name()}">
      <xsl:value-of select="."/>

This way you you can put everything in the atom namespace and just simplay copy over existiing atom namespaced elements.

is that what you are thinking?


And the "xmlns:foo" only appears on "foo" namespace elements.

This is pretty close to "namespace normal".

Can it get any better?

Current Thread