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
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