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Subject: Re: xhtml DOCTYPE problem
From: Steven Noels <stevenn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 04:51:13 -0600 (CST)
xsl xhtml doctype
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Houbrechts Ivo wrote:

> I have a simple xhtml document:
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
> <!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM "xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
>   <head>
>     <title>my title</title>
>   </head>
>   <body>
> 	<p>para</p>
>   </body>
> </html>
> 
> Following template only outputs an emptye <test/>:
> 
> <xsl:template match="/">
> 	<test>
> 	<xsl:value-of select="html/head/title"/>
> 	</test>
> </xsl:template>

you are trying to match elements which reside in the (default) xhtml 
namespace

add a namespace declaration to your stylesheet element and you should be 
fine:

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

and then change your pattern to:

<xsl:value-of select="xhtml:html/xhtml:head/xhtml:title"/>

> Notes:
> -I tried this with both xalan and saxon
> -I had to change the DOCTYPE to SYSTEM and store the dtd locally, otherwise
> the xslt-processor cannot find it.

There's a number of work-arounds for that, but largely depending on your 
setup.

Steven Noels
http://outerthought.org/
+32/478/292900


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