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Re: [xsl] with or without namespace

From: ac <ac@---------.--->
To: xsl-list@-----.------------.---
Date: 11/16/2010 7:20:00 PM

Thank you Martin.

I just finished the xslt 1 version for browsers and just forgot about 
this.  Thanks for waking me up.


> ac wrote:
>> To process these elements irrespective of their namespace, I can use
>> expressions like
>> *[local-name(.) = "a"] and *[local-name(.) = "b"]
>> all through the stylesheet but, in the stylesheet, I would much rather
>> map everything to the same namespace (possibly to default- or
>> no-namespace) and either use a single prefix, or better still, no
>> prefix, all over the stylesheet, to refer to all or any of these 
>> elements.
>> /xx:a, /xx:b, or /a , /b, for example
>> What would be the best way to declare the stylesheet namespaces to
>> achieve this, if possible?
> With XSLT/XPath 2.0 you are allowed to use
>   /*:a, /*:b
> to select elements with local name 'a' respectively 'b' in any 
> namespace (including no namespace).

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