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

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Sat Feb 20 14:17:53 PST 2010

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


rename node $i as QName('http://www.gym.com', local-name($i))

You're trying to use the existing prefix to refer to a new namespace, and
the trouble is that rename() doesn't get rid of the unused namespace node
which binds that prefix to a different URI.


Michael Kay


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