[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?

Subject: Re: Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 07:37:45 +0100
 Re: Can one _generate_ namespace nodes?
Can you provide a *small* example, please?


=====
Cheers,

Dimitre Novatchev.
http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL


"Joseph Kesselman" <keshlam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:OF1F7F3FE0.CCCBEB71-ON85256CD5.000050E0-85256CD5.000236B3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> I've got a situation where I'm using namespace aliasing. It's working
> fine, but the output (using Xalan, at least) is a bit ugly; the serializer
> doesn't realize that the new prefix binding is required until it gets down
> to the aliased nodes, and generates the binding there. Since these are
> scattered throughout the document, that means a lot of namespace
> declaration nodes.
>
> I'd prefer to declare the new prefix once, at the top of the generated
> document. But there doesn't seem to be a way to express that. There's no
> <xsl:namespace-node> to go with <xsl:attribute>, and <xsl:attribute> is
> explicitly forbidden to generate namespace declarations. (Actually, the
> way it's forbidden doesn't work now that namespaces have been redefined to
> be namespace-aware rather than being hardcoded to the xmlns: prefix, but
> that's a separate matter.)
>
> I could generate a dummy attribute with the correct prefix and namespace
> at the top level, and let that imply a declaration -- but that could break
> validation of the generated document, and sometimes it's explicitly
> forbidden. (If I'm generating a stylesheet element, I'd have to create an
> attribute in the same namespace as xsl: -- but those are reserved for
> XSL's use, and there isn't one which is officially legal on an
> <xsl:stylesheet> element.)
>
>
> I say again, this is an attempt to fix a purely cosmetic problem... but it
> really feels like there ought to be a solution. If anyone *does* know of
> an official and reliable way to generate a namespace declaration into a
> document at a specific point, I'd appreciate the tip!
>
> If not... well, the article goes out as "it's ugly but it works."
>
> ______________________________________
> Joe Kesselman, IBM Next-Generation Web Technologies:
> XML, XSL and more.  "may'ron DaroQbe'chugh vaj bIrIQbej"
> ("Put down the squeezebox and nobody gets hurt.")
>
>  XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
>
>




 XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list


Current Thread

PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!

Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
Email
First Name
Last Name
Company
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.