Re: deep "copy-of" a source fragment
I had actually tried the namespace declaration before but I had gotten it wrong.
The HTML Tidy program outputs an [unqualified?] xmlns attribute (declaration) in the <html> root element so the namespace is "html". When I declared this in my the <xsl:stylesheet> root element *as you suggested* then xalan knew what the hell I was refering to by html:body and then behaved as expected.
The source document element looks like this... <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
My stylesheet looks like this: <?xml version="1.0"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:copy-of select="/html:html/html:body/node()"/> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet>
I was careful to get an exact match on the URI for the namespace declarations between the source document and the stylesheet. **
what is the deal with "where" you declare the namespace? Does it matter?
Must I do all my declarations in the root element?
If not, must I do all my declarations in the root stylesheet element if I want the XSL processor to match against them?
** My only concern is that if for whatever reason the namespace declaration changes, it will [silently] "break" my XSL templates. So maybe I will take the easy way out and suppress namespace declarations in my xhtml source reducing it to an anonymous well-formed document which is xhtml by convention (rather than validity).
David Carlisle wrote:
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