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Re: xPath and default namespaces.

Subject: Re: xPath and default namespaces.
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 22:02:52 +0100
inefficient xpath
> I'm having some problems with resolving an xPath expression on some XML that
> sets a default namespace like this XHTML code.

this is a FAQ, but basically 

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"

is an element with local name html in the XHTML  namespace 

and

 "//body"
is a (very inefficient) XPath looking for all instances of an element
with local name body in no namespace. In particular this does not match
any element in the XHTML namespace.

You want to add
xmlns:h="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" 

to your xsl:stylesheet then match on

h:body rather than body.

David

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