Re: [xsl] The identity transform and all <a> links: xslt 1.0 - nearly there!!

Subject: Re: [xsl] The identity transform and all <a> links: xslt 1.0 - nearly there!!
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 16:12:03 +0000
On 24/01/2008, Marroc <marrocdanderfluff@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I now present the completed working transform for the benefit of future list
> users. This transform uses the identity transform  to transfer everything
> from XHTML to XHTML, replete with doctype and namespace declarations, while
> converting the links to a new format. Notice particularly how the default
> namespace is set in the third line of the stylesheet element:

You don't actually need to do that... see below.

> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
> xmlns:xsl="";
> xmlns:xhtml="";
> xmlns="";
> exclude-result-prefixes="xhtml">
>         <xsl:output doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
> doctype-system="";
>                         indent="yes" encoding="UTF-8" method="xml"/>
>         <xsl:template match="node()">
>                 <xsl:copy>
>                         <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()"/>
>                 </xsl:copy>
>         </xsl:template>
>         <xsl:template match="@*">
>                 <xsl:copy/>
>         </xsl:template>
>         <xsl:template match="xhtml:a">
>                 <xsl:element name="a">
>                         <xsl:attribute
> name="href">javascript:include('<xsl:value-of
> select="@href"/>?i=1','BODY');</xsl:attribute>
>                 </xsl:element>
>         </xsl:template>
> </xsl:stylesheet>

One problem with this is that you aren't copying across any existing
attributes on the xhtml:a element (such as @class), so you might be
better off restricting the match to just the href attribute:

<xsl:template match="xhtml:a/@href">
  <xsl:attribute name="href">
    <xsl:value-of select="."/>

Doing that also removes the need to set the default namespace, as
you're not creating any new elements, just copying them across.

Andrew Welch

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