[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

XSL Template Match Fails

xsl template match
Title: XSL Template Match Fails

I'm fairly new to XML/XSL so forgive me if this is a painfully simple question.  I'm trying to use XSL to transform an XML document to a text document, but am having trouble getting the <xsl:template match> to succeed.

Here's a sample of the input XML document:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
    <Element3 xmlns="urn:http://www.somesite.com/someschema.xml">
        <Element5>Test 1</Element5>
        <Element6>Test 2</Element6>
        <Element5>Test 3</Element5>
        <Element6>Test 4</Element6>

Here's a sample of the XSL sheet:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:output media-type="text" omit-xml-declaration="yes" />

<xsl:template match="/Element1/Element2/Element3/Element4">
  Match succeeded
  <xsl:value-of select="Element5" />
  <xsl:value-of select="Element6" />


When I run the transformation with the "xmlns" attribute REMOVED from Element 3, the match succeeds and I get the desired results.  However, when I leave the "xmlns" attribute in as part of Element 3, the match fails.  I've tried countless different Xpath statements to get the match to work to no avail.  I can't actually remove the "xmlns" attribute in the production world as the source XML document should not be changed.  I'm using MSXML 4.0 to perform the transformation.  Any ideas would be very much appreciated!!  Please let me know if more information is needed.



Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.