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removing spurious namespace declarations on XSLT output

From: "Andy Fish" <ajfish@----------.--.-->
Date: 4/30/2007 10:14:00 AM


I have an XSLT which is producing XML output.

many of the nodes in the output tree contain namespace declarations for 
namespaces that are used in the source document even though they are not 
used in the result document or the stylesheet

also I find that (for namespaces that are referenced in the stylesheet) even 
if I put an explicit namespace declaration on the root element of the result 
tree, namespaces declarations are repeated on individual nodes of the result 
tree but with a different prefix

all I want is that for namespaces used in the result tree, they are declared 
on the root element, and other namespaces shouldn't be output at all. why is 
this so difficult to achieve or am I missing something big here?




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