RE: support for namespace axis?
> IMHO, the stylesheet, which obviously knows the vocabulary that > includes city, should be able to process documents that reference such > elements irregardless of the namespace given to that vocabulary in the > source document, i.e. it shouldn't matter to the match > expression whether > the source contains city elements or blah:city elements. I thought the > namespace axis was the lever I needed to accomplish this. No, you don't need namespace axes. You need to specify a prefix on the "//city" pattern that matches the namespace used for this element in the source document, thus: <template match="//po:city" xmlns:po="urn:schemas-biztalk.org:your-namespace/purchaseorder.xml">Found a city It's not easy to write a stylesheet that processes all elements with local name CITY regardless of namespace. That's intentional: the thinking is that CITY has a completely different meaning in one namespace from its meaning in another. (Unfortunately the XHTML guys blew this out of the window by having three different namespaces for HTML, so there goes a good idea). If biztalk hasn't followed this convention, the way I would tackle it would be to write a preprocessing stylesheet that strips the namespace prefixes off, by using <xsl:element name="local-part()"> Incidentally, it's far from obvious from its description in the spec, but <xsl:copy-of> is a much easier way of doing a deep copy from source to output than <xsl:copy>. Mike Kay XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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