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Re: [xsl] Default namespace in XML document

From: drkm <fgeorges.spam@--------->
Date: 11/1/2005 9:54:00 PM
On 11/1/05, Kevin L.. Cobb wrote:

> I have an XML document with a default namespace indicated
> at the root.
> Something like this:

> <MyRoot xmlns="">
> <!-- a lotta XML in here -->
> </MyRoot>

> My XSLT to parse the XML does not work as expected because
> of the default namespace, i.e. when I remove the namespace,
> everyting works as expected.

  Do you qualify element names in XPath with the namespace?

    ~> cat default-ns.xsl
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-15"?>
    <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
      <xsl:output method="text"/>
      <xsl:template match="/">
        <!-- Note the XPath expression. -->
        <xsl:value-of select="ns:root/ns:elem"/>

    ~> cat default-ns.xml
    <root xmlns="">

    ~> xsltproc default-ns.xsl default-ns.xml



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