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Re: XSL Template Match Fails


xsl template match
At 2003-01-03 09:47 -0600, Osborne, David wrote:
>I'm fairly new to XML/XSL so forgive me if this is a painfully simple 
>question.

XSLT and XPath questions would be better posted to the following list:

   http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list

There are a number of subscribers who would enthusiastically respond to 
such questions.

There is also an *excellent* FAQ at:

   http://www.dpawson.co.uk

>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.
>...
>     <Element3 
> xmlns="urn:<http://www.somesite.com/someschema.xml>http://www.somesite.com/someschema.xml"> 
>
>...
><xsl:template match="/Element1/Element2/Element3/Element4">
>   Match succeeded
>   <xsl:value-of select="Element5" />
>   <xsl:value-of select="Element6" />
></xsl:template>

Unprefixed names in XPath are only from "no namespace" and never from the 
default namespace.  Since your XML is defining the default namespace, you 
are obliged in XPath to prefix all element names from that namespace using 
a namespace prefix, even though the source document isn't using a namespace 
prefix.

I hope this helps.

...................... Ken


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