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[XQuery Update Newbie] Rename all element nodes (in no namespace) to the same name, but in a namespace?

Costello, Roger L. costello at mitre.org
Sat Feb 20 08:38:07 PST 2010

  [XQuery Update Newbie] Rename all element nodes (in
 no namespace) to the same name
Hi Folks,

FitnessCenter.xml contains elements in no namespace:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <Member level="platinum">
    <Member level="gold">
    <Member level="platinum">

I want to change each element to be in a namespace:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<gym:FitnessCenter xmlns:gym="http://www.gym.com">
    <gym:Member level="platinum">
    <gym:Member level="gold">
    <gym:Member level="platinum">

I figured that I could simply do a rename:

for $i in doc('FitnessCenter.xml')//*
    return rename node $i as QName('http://www.gym.com', name($i))

Here's the error message I get from Saxon:

    New name conflicts with existing namespace binding

What's the correct way to do this please?



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