Namespace question: Do attributes inherit the element's namespace?
This question is coming up when I'm trying to explain how XSLT works, in the context of namespaces. Consider the following XSLT stylesheet: <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:for-each select="/strings/s"> <p><xsl:value-of select="."/></p> </xsl:for-each> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> Consider the match attribute of the <xsl:template> element - is that attribute in the XSLT namespace, or is it in no namespace? Same question goes for the attributes on all of the other XSLT elements. From my experimentation with a simple stylesheet which prints out the namespace of every element/attribute, it looks like XT considers those attributes to be in no namespace. My DOM implementation of choice also reports those attributes as having no namespace URI. So if that's true, why don't XSL processors care that the attributes they're processing aren't in the XSLT namespace? xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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